Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Nov 2006 22:56 UTC
Novell and Ximian "Often cast as the peacemaker in free software disputes, Bruce Perens is on the warpath. When we caught up with him, he wasn't in a mood to be charitable to Novell. On Friday the Utah company, which markets the SuSE Linux distribution, revealed that it was entering into a partnership with Microsoft. Redmond would pay Novell an undisclosed sum in return for Novell recognizing Microsoft's intellectual property claims. Novell received a 'Covenant' promising that it wouldn't be sued by Microsoft."It's a case of 'Damn the people who write the software'", he told us. "Novell is in a desperate position - it has a smaller share of the market than Debian,"" he told The Register. Update: Novell responds to community's questions: here, here and here. Update 2: Havoc Pennington's take.
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RE[5]: Microsoft, Novell?
by NotParker on Wed 8th Nov 2006 01:14 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Microsoft, Novell?"
NotParker
Member since:
2006-06-01

Trolling is something I consider as spam. I therefore have marked most of the comments where he does this as such.

Thats an out and out lie. You mod me down continuously just because it annoys you to have somewhere express any view even remotely pro-Microsoft.

And thats one of many reasons I refer to the "cult". You cult members hate to have your world view challenged, but you enjoy nothing more than to spew venom and hate towards Microsoft despite the fact that Linux users are a tiny minority (less than 1%).

Edited 2006-11-08 01:14

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RE[6]: Microsoft, Novell?
by Redeeman on Wed 8th Nov 2006 01:25 in reply to "RE[5]: Microsoft, Novell?"
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2006-03-23

NotParker:
perhaps we do hate microsoft, because they are the company in the world history, that has, and continue to develop the most unstable and insecure software.

and perhaps, because they are a company that actively spends millions of dollars every year trying to do everything they can to annoy us?

why do you think we hate microsoft? do you think its like: "hey! microsoft is a fair competitor, which simply has the largest market share, lets spite them for having a technically sound and very good product!!!!!!", perhaps you should think again.

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RE[6]: Microsoft, Novell?
by twenex on Wed 8th Nov 2006 01:25 in reply to "RE[5]: Microsoft, Novell?"
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2006-04-21

Thats an out and out lie. You mod me down continuously just because it annoys you to have somewhere express any view even remotely pro-Microsoft.

No, it annoys me that someone can be so vitriolic; you accuse me of same, but compared to you, oh boy, am I a rank amateur.

And thats one of many reasons I refer to the "cult". You cult members hate to have your world view challenged, but you enjoy nothing more than to spew venom and hate towards Microsoft despite the fact that Linux users are a tiny minority (less than 1%).

Right, so because there are over a billion Chinese we should all move to Shanghai. Or because there are vastly more Muslims than Christians or Jews we should all try to make at least one pilgrimage to Mecca.

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RE[6]: Microsoft, Novell?
by elsewhere on Wed 8th Nov 2006 06:01 in reply to "RE[5]: Microsoft, Novell?"
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2005-07-13

...but you enjoy nothing more than to spew venom and hate towards Microsoft despite the fact that Linux users are a tiny minority (less than 1%).

Maybe I'm the only one that sees the irony of ridiculing the insignificance of linux users in a thread discussing Microsoft's validation of linux in their enterprise strategy.

Really, you're not much better than those you mock when it comes to spewing irrational venom.

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RE[7]: Microsoft, Novell?
by NotParker on Wed 8th Nov 2006 06:12 in reply to "RE[6]: Microsoft, Novell?"
NotParker Member since:
2006-06-01

Really, you're not much better than those you mock when it comes to spewing irrational venom.

In your opinion ... but since the OSS venom spewers outnumber me 10 to 1 I feel I have to keep up my end of the discussion.

One thing I've established is the cultists have no sense of humor even when I quote the "Life of Brian" which does a great job of mocking the kinds of "discussion" where Novell and Miguel de Icaza are essentially excommunicated!

Splitters! (http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Life_of_Brian)

Can't you see the irony in attacking me for calling you guys cultists when you are in the midst of excommunicating someone! And accusing them of heresy and impurity!

Nobody Expecte the Linux Inquisition! (http://people.csail.mit.edu/paulfitz/spanish/script.html)

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