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