Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd Feb 2007 16:43 UTC, submitted by mwtomlinson
Novell and Ximian The Free Software Foundation is reviewing Novell's right to sell new versions of Linux operating system software after the open-source community criticized Novell for teaming up with Microsoft. "The community of people wants to do anything they can to interfere with this deal and all deals like it. They have every reason to be deeply concerned that this is the beginning of a significant patent aggression by Microsoft," Eben Moglen, the Foundation's general counsel, said on Friday. Update: The FSF claims this is being hyped.
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Revoking Novells right to use the GNU Toolchain would probably kill Novell. They would have to fork everything and still maintain compatibility with the real GNU Toolchain.

OTOH the Community could probably fork Mono without too much effort.

But I'm just guessing, we'll see how it turns out.

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