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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cyclops
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2006-03-12

"There are pragmatic people and idiologists"

Wrong argument wrong place. There are arguments around Linus' pragmatic view when it comes to binary blobs in the kernel...or using bitkeeper.

You could even argue that using GPL2 for the kernel instead of GPL to allow *possible* wider adoption of the Linux kernel is pragmatic.

How and why? does pragmatic apply.

The only think pragmatic here is the move from GPL3...so this Novell nonsense will not happen again.

Currently there is *nothing* wrong with what Novell has done, and thats a problem for Novell users in a few years and other Linux users now.

Your comment is more bizarre when I *Samba* quite a well know product for interoperability is going GPL3.

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