Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Jun 2006 14:09 UTC, submitted by Flatline
Novell and Ximian Novell's board of directors on Thursday named Ron Hovsepian CEO and president to replace Jack Messman, and ousted the company's chief financial officer. In a conference call on Thursday, company executives said the changes were made to accelerate the growth at Novell, which has had disappointing financial results, particularly in its Linux business.
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"""it's questionable as to why Novell even bothered acquiring and didn't just do what other commercial distros do and leach from Debian."""

Just a small nit. I'm a big believer in making the license actually say what is expected of the user. (In this case, the packager/distributor.) If the license puts forth terms and those terms are followed, the user really can't be called a "leacher". If the author does consider the users who are following the terms of the license to be leachers, then his choice of license was wrong.

For example, if a project like OpenSSH released under a BSD license and then complained that companies were not giving enough back, that would just mean that the license did not match what the authors were really expecting and would indicate a poor choice of license on their part.

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