Linked by on Wed 1st Feb 2006 19:53 UTC
Novell and Ximian A demonstration of the next release of Novell's Linux for desktops drew cheers and applause Wednesday, although the final version of the software is not expected for some months. Nat Friedman, the company's vice president of Linux desktop engineering, showed Novell Linux Desktop 10 playing videos and MP3 music files, and exchanging music and photos with an iPod and a digital camera, in a keynote presentation at the Solutions Linux conference and trade show on the outskirts of Paris.
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RE[2]: Videos, MP3s?
by segedunum on Wed 1st Feb 2006 20:45 UTC in reply to "RE: Videos, MP3s?"
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Like he says in the article:
"Now we have a legal way to do this for free that's open source"

A legal way of doing this for free that is open source would be to get the patent overturned - and people are simply assuming that this patent implies something legally binding just because other companies have paid up.

You get some short-term joy out of this, but in the medium to long-term it just creates more and more problems for open source software. You'll get every tom, dick and harry patenting something to make companies like Novell and others license something for the wider community.

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