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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dukeinlondon
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2005-07-06

Get real. Microsoft is friend with noone and creating that negative buzz is probably part of what they were trying to achieve through that deal.

There is enough that is already restricted to opensource software (like drm material) that we should watch out for what's going on.

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