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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RE: Bruce Perens ...
by b3timmons on Wed 22nd Nov 2006 18:59 UTC in reply to "Bruce Perens ..."
b3timmons
Member since:
2006-08-26

"And now, Perens seems genuinely offended that Novell has the audacity to try to make a profit from free software. "

Red flag! Where did Perens ever bitch about Red Hat, MySQL, IBM, Google, etc.? I guess they have not profited from free software according to you.

Clearly he is not alone in being upset about this and an open letter with Novell is better than no dialog at all.

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RE[2]: Bruce Perens ...
by jakesdad on Wed 22nd Nov 2006 19:02 in reply to "RE: Bruce Perens ..."
jakesdad Member since:
2005-12-28

It has more to do with who they are making money with me thinks... It's an anything but Microsoft kinda attitude.

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RE[3]: Bruce Perens ...
by walterbyrd on Thu 23rd Nov 2006 14:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Bruce Perens ..."
walterbyrd Member since:
2005-12-31

>>It has more to do with who they are making money with me thinks... It's an anything but Microsoft kinda attitude.<<

Not in the least. Read the letter. Perens thinks this particular deal is a scam. And all evidence seems to indicate that Perens is right.

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