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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Everytime
by brewmastre on Mon 27th Nov 2006 14:07 UTC
brewmastre
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2006-08-01

You know, I have noticed that this is happening quite a lot lately. Every time there is a Linux article posted the comments section turns into a huge GPL debate, whether it be GPL vs Non-GPL, Version 2 vs. Version 3, or whatever. Ultimately, all this is, is that Shuttleworth sees an opportunity to gain some developers from a company that may or may not be going through a time of unrest and turmoil. If things at Novell are really as bad a everybody wants to predict, than he is doing them service; However, if things are still great at Novell, then their developers will stay. Nobody is getting hurt from this offer.

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RE: Everytime
by Kokopelli on Mon 27th Nov 2006 17:39 in reply to "Everytime"
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2005-07-06

I agree, and this whole GPL debate is tired AND offtopic.

On the one hand Shuttleworth is just trying to drum up more support and making an offer. On the other it does sort of slight the hard work the OpenSuse team are doing. Keep in mind he is wooing the OpenSuse team, not the core Suse/Novell team.

I instinctually find it in poor taste. But looking at it from as an act of a man who is passionate about his project letting others know he would welcome the help it seems reasonable. It seems a bit like try to poach talent though, which is not nice no matter the industry.

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