Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Nov 2010 19:53 UTC
Novell and Ximian We were well aware that Novell had put itself on the market, coyly winking at passers-by, displaying its... Assets. VMware was a contender, but things have played out entirely different: Novell has been bought by Attachmate Corp., with a Microsoft-led consortium buying unspecified intellectual property from Novell.
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rms was right- as usual
by Barnabyh on Mon 22nd Nov 2010 21:16 UTC
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Isn't this what richard stallman warned about? And it happened quicker than expected, or at least it seemed far off back then.
I wouldn't count on stuff like mono and gnome not being affected and being used somehow to restrain software freedom, whether it's Attachmate or MSFT owning it now by proxy.
These guys are all suits, even if they look jovial and have loosened their tie and pulled their sleeves up for the presentation, and they are *only* interested in making money. When will people learn not to trust them?

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