Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2007 07:55 UTC, submitted by Augusto
Novell and Ximian "Two months ago, the Brazilian Linux community gathered around BR-Linux invited Novell to answer 10 questions sent and selected by the users, about the company's stance on Linux, open source, licenses, document formats and other subjects." "Novell has been very consistent on this issue and we have publicly stated that we do not believe that Linux infringes on any Microsoft patents. That being said, our agreement with Microsoft takes the patent issue off the table for customers. We have simply made the patent issue a non-event as part of a customer buying decision."
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by daddio on Thu 27th Sep 2007 15:39 UTC
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I have a tremendous respect for the way novell has jumped into linux development, and especially their focus on desktop useability, and interoperability. I think there is a real need for a company whose product is designed to operate in a mixed environment with windows.

Having said that, though The vocal desire of a certain Miguel to push C# and mono into the GNOME platform alarms me. As a non-windows platform, I can divine no benefit whatsoever to c#. If the kind of lazy coding that C# enables is desirable then Java is a good sight better and more portable tool for the job.

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