Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Nov 2006 23:05 UTC, submitted by SEJeff
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Mark Shuttleworth is trying to entice OpenSUSE developers to join Ubuntu. "Novell's decision to go to great lengths to circumvent the patent framework clearly articulated in the GPL has sent shockwaves through the community. If you are an OpenSUSE developer who is concerned about the long term consequences of this pact, you may be interested in some of the events happening next week as part of the Ubuntu Open Week."
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NotParker
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2006-06-01

To those of great character and high integrity, standing up for what is right takes precedence over monetary gain or advancement at the expense of others. It is a quality I have witnessed much in the Linux community and I think that is a major difference...to answer your question.

Canonical is a private company. Private companies don't get much scrutiny. How do you know what its doing is "of great character and high integrity"?

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RGCook Member since:
2005-07-12

I don't know. Nor do I want to pontificate on what I (or others) think is in the hearts of Linux developers (like Canonical), although I think the product speaks for itself. I do know that from what I have seen and experienced, that the developers of Linux, by an overwhelming majority, have the interest of the many at heart, that they work to produce fine accomplishments not for the sake of money (although it helps!) but for the greater good of the world at large. That might sound corny to jaded folks, those whose lives revolve around what's in it for them and/or the almighty dollar/Euro, etc...

My unprofessional view of a very complex situation is that MS is scared of Linux and, as the adage goes "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer" applies in this deal that is producing all the controversy.

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