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[4]: Microsoft, Novell?
by twenex on Wed 8th Nov 2006 01:21 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Microsoft, Novell?"
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NotParker (for I do believe he is the Unknown Downmodder):

I don't mod anyone up or down. I think I did once months ago. I freely allow any moderators to confirm or deny the above statement.

Fine, we'll let them settle it, shall we?

You, on the other hand, have stated quite categorically that you love to mod me down.

That makes you a hypocritical weasel.

You continually make posts which are off-topic, slanderous, or just plain trolling. That gives anyone the right to mod you down. As for being a "hypocritical little weasel," or any other, such pseudo-sophisticated, slanderously libellous drivel you can come up with: takes one to know one.

Actually, I hate those who spend much of their time spewing venom at anyone who: uses Microsoft software;

I may spew venom at MS, but not at MS users.

You clearly have an inferiority complex about this if you believe what you wrote to be the case.

who does not think Microsoft is the Devil; who does not kiss the *ss of OSS.

In my view closed source software is unethical; you in turn have stated several times you believe OSS is unethical. I do not however spend time "spewing venom" (I seem to remember you using that phrase once before; how original of you to use it again) at people who disagree with me on this point. I also seem to remember your recent complete silence when called on your tactics (if that isn't all too grand a name for your underhandedness) by another OSnews reader.

I do enjoy pointing how much of the OSS movement behaves like a cult,

You appear to be eager to form a closed-source cult of your own.

how much it revels in hating Microsoft

which is, admittedly, the epitome of a company that has no ethics; that is nothing to do with its being a closed source software company in itself.

and I like to mock the hypocrisy of its stances to PDF, ODF and OpenXML.

Since you've been corrected on this, and other points, many times over, it would appear you simply enjoy mocking those with whom you disagree. Kindly grow up.

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v RE[5]: Microsoft, Novell?
by NotParker on Wed 8th Nov 2006 01:47 in reply to "RE[4]: Microsoft, Novell?"
RE[5]: Microsoft, Novell?
by DigitalAxis on Wed 8th Nov 2006 02:15 in reply to "RE[4]: Microsoft, Novell?"
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Or you could just... stop paying attention to notParker.
I don't agree with him most of the time either, but he's still entitled to his opinion.

If it's really trolling it'll be modded down. If it's wrong someone will point out the correct answer.

Anyway, this is supposed to be about Microsoft and Novell. I've already said everything I want to say on the issue thus far in the FIRST of these series of articles, so I won't repeat it here.

Edited 2006-11-08 02:20

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