Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Nov 2006 18:16 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Novell and Ximian Novell and Microsoft recently entered into an agreement regarding software patents (really?) that betrays the rest of the Free Software community, including the very people who wrote Novell's own system, for Novell's sole financial beneift, according to Bruce Perens. Join Perens in signing an open letter to Novell's CEO Ron Hovsepian. "As the agreement stands today, it betrays the authors of the software you re-market and their users worldwide for Novell's sole commercial benefit."
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Very interesting
by linux_yogi on Wed 22nd Nov 2006 18:42 UTC
linux_yogi
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2006-03-21

This is a very interesting topic. i do feel like Novell has betrayed the Open Source community. i can see some of the ripple effects of this Novell-Microsoft Path
I think RMS will have easier time convincing people about GPL3. this drama could not happen on any better time.
IBM must be very happy because one of its biggest rival has shot itself on the foot.

Edited 2006-11-22 18:43

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RE: Very interesting
by Marcellus on Wed 22nd Nov 2006 18:49 in reply to "Very interesting "
Marcellus Member since:
2005-08-26

IBM must be very happy because one of its biggest rival has shot itself on the foot.

I suppose you missed this post that was below the Open Letter post.

http://osnews.com/story.php/16540/IBM-Sees-NovellMS-Deal-Benefiting...

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RE[2]: Very interesting
by aGNUstic on Wed 22nd Nov 2006 19:57 in reply to "RE: Very interesting "
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2005-07-28

`IBM must be very happy because one of its biggest rival has shot itself on the foot.`

More like the head. It partner, McSoft, shot itself in the Ballmers.

Nothing like watching McSoft pull a 1970s corporate manuver in 2006 and have it backfire in their faces. Keep grinding McSoft, it's nice to see McSoft on the slow path to oblivion like its monkey SCO.

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