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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After the RH vs Oracle problem, now it's Novell's turn. I don't imagine such problems with Apple for using FreeBSD kernel in its operating system.

Apple used the FBSD kernel in its OS because FBSD can be made proprietary. Linux users use Linux because it CANNOT be made proprietary. All things considered, it sounds like Linux is doing better than Apple so far.

Proprietary software deserves to go the way of proprietary hardware. Not only does it deserve to, but it also will.

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