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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RE[4]: So sad
by pandronic on Sat 3rd Feb 2007 21:21 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: So sad"
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Well gee, I can do all that on my Linux machine, and the fonts and themese I have on it look better than most Windows machines I see.

Well gee, so have I ... three days and a lot of goggling later. But still my remote control doesn't work, Macromedia Flash kind of runs in Wine, my PPPoE connection doesn't disconnect by itself ... well most of the time, Banshee crashes when I play something, so I'm runing Exaile and I could go on. Everything ... kind of works.

I'm not trying to make Linux look bad, all I'm saying is that the community shouldn't dismiss companies that pour money into Linux development, and shouldn't put their view of freedom over functionality at all cost.

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