Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Nov 2006 18:26 UTC
Novell and Ximian "Someone just asked me whether, now that Novell's become buddies with Microsoft, I'll be turning away from Novell/SUSE as one of my favorite Linux distributions. My answer is no. I'm sticking with SUSE Linux on both my desktops and servers. Here's why."
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RE[4]: GPL
by tomcat on Tue 7th Nov 2006 19:06 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: GPL"
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They started putting their OSS products with FUD stickers (as in "You can only use it legally with Novell Linux" or "Novell Linux is only Linux that is legal"). Those stickers are the worst part of agreement if you ask me. It is shameful enough to say you're OSS company, and provide FUD stickers for your projects. But using FUD stickers on the work of others is gas chamber execution worth. Basically, Novel just killed spirit of OSS.

Whatever. It's smart business on Novell's part. I don't blame them at all for leveraging their strengths.

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