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 elsewhere on Wed 8th Nov 2006 06:01 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Microsoft, Novell?"
elsewhere
Member since:
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)

Edited 2006-11-08 06:15

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RE[8]: Microsoft, Novell?
by elsewhere on Wed 8th Nov 2006 06:44 in reply to "RE[7]: Microsoft, Novell?"
elsewhere Member since:
2005-07-13

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!

"You guys"? Don't lump me in there. I'm an OSS supporter but am very often equally tired and frustrated by the incessant rhetoric out of many zealous voices from the FSF down-with-Microsoft at-all-costs side.

Keep it interesting. Maintain a little style, and quit repeating the same things over and over. Pick your battles and don't battle FUD with FUD, otherwise you simply come off sounding like nothing more than a coherent (or sober) version of Moulineff babbling about traitors and thieves.

In retrospect, I'll even mod you up simply for the Life of Brian reference. I'm feeling generous.

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