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 01:47 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Microsoft, Novell?"
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In my view closed source software is unethical

Of course you do. You belong to a cult! All non members are heretics! Thats how all cults work. The "other guy" is EVIL ... UNETHICAL ... etc etc.

You continually make posts which are off-topic, slanderous, or just plain trolling.

Nonsense. I post stuff that annoys you because you are in a cult. As you've admitted, just by using Microsoft software and operating systems I am "unethical". Of course you have to claim I'm "trolling". In your mind anything pro-Micorosft is "unethical".

And I stand by my comments on hypocrisy. Cult members aregue over and over that PDF is open. Its patented and copyrighted and contains DRM. But in the fight against EVIL, Adobe is sort of on your side. And the enmy of my enemy is my fried.

Blah blah blah ... Microsoft is evil etc etc.


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