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[3]: Clue Stick
by Marcellus on Wed 22nd Nov 2006 21:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Clue Stick"
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So, what do you think CUSTOMERS will say when they see the developers having a pissfest about something that the customers see as a good thing?

The developers chose the license to release their code under, and now they get pissed about something that doesn't in any way violate the license?

Don't like it? Don't use the license in the first place.
And don't expect GPLv3 to solve any problems either. If you want any "solutions" to your perceived problems, you'll need changes in law, and you're sure as hell not going to see that.

Back to the original issue. How many developers are actually among those that are pissed by this deal vs those who don't give a shit or see the deal as a good thing? I see a few people that are very vocal about it, but they do not in any way represent all developers.

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