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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RE[13]: rms was right- as usual
by jpobst on Tue 23rd Nov 2010 03:39 UTC in reply to "RE[12]: rms was right- as usual"
jpobst
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2006-09-26

What on earth are you even arguing anymore?

Proprietary.

Certainly not closed-source, but still proprietary.

Mono is 100% open and free software. Whether or not a 3rd party thinks they have a patent on something does not make it proprietary.

Microsoft suing TomTom over FAT technology in Linux did not make Linux a proprietary operating system.

... and it has changed to a situation where Mono is paid for by an entity funded (at least in part) directly by Microsoft.

This is OK ... exactly how?

If you are talking about the IP (patents) being transferred to the holding company, that has nothing to do with Mono. You might be surprised to find out that Mono is <1% of Novell. Mono's code and team is going to Attachmate.

You can also infer this from the Miguel twitter post you referenced, which says "our paychecks will come from Attachmate instead of Novell".

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