Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Oct 2007 15:34 UTC, submitted by te_lanus
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RE[5]: Umm, not for me
by sbergman27 on Thu 4th Oct 2007 22:31 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Umm, not for me"
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Because aside from the FSF insisting that Novell is agreeing there are infringed patents in linux, Novell has a track record of opening closed-source code


Please don't associate me too closely with the FSF.

That said, Novell has a track record of buying Open-Source companies and opening up certain portions of the code, like YAST, which had value to the original company, but little value to them, while keeping their own closed source code close to their chests, proudly proclaiming their mixed-source status. Ransom Love and the old "Caldera, Inc" got roasted by the community for a lot less. (I defended them at the time!)

I put Balmer and Hovsepian in pretty much the same category. Except that Balmer has the much stronger hand of cards. If I were Hovsepian, I'd feel pretty desperate at this point. And I probably wouldn't care if I had to damage Linux to save Novell. *If* I were Hovsepian, that is.

Edited 2007-10-04 22:34

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