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: Bandwagon ahoy!
by b3timmons on Wed 22nd Nov 2006 19:08 UTC in reply to "Bandwagon ahoy!"
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"Whatever the arguments on either side - and there have been millions of words, probably, about them by now at tedious length, often - this is all beginning to smack of publicity-seeking. In this case publicity-seeking by a well-known F/OSS publicity hound. No thanks. Microsoft and Novell should be assessed by what they now do go to do, not by what they or others say."

Publicity whoredom is bad, but it does not necessarily negate the value of this. Have you read the letter?

I thought it was reasonable and among the many "signatures" have business relationships with Novell. Attached to some of these are details from people who are or have been close to Novell.

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