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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So sad
by pandronic on Sat 3rd Feb 2007 19:11 UTC
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... and then the same people ask themselves why every year is not the year of desktop Linux. If they push away companies interested in building something on top of Linux, Desktop Linux will remain exactly what it is now: a hobby OS, with no mainstream support.

I've tested openSUSE 10.2 recently and I can honestly say that it is the first distribution that made me, even if only for a day or two, think that I could switch to Linux. And do you think that it's because of the community behind openSUSE? No, it's because of Novell. It's the same story as with OpenOffice. First thank Sun for it, and then the community.

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