Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Nov 2006 22:51 UTC
Novell and Ximian Novell on Nov. 30 announced its latest NetWare upgrade operating system, the Linux-powered Novell Open Enterprise Server 2. OES, which will be based on Novell's SLES 10, is designed to be a drop-in replacement for Novell NetWare servers, and a direct competitor to Microsoft's Server 2003.
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And out of curiosity, where did I say, or even imply, that FOSS users are more ethical than proprietary software users? All I said was Novell didn't understand FOSS ethics.

Which are? Seriously.

What are FOSS ethics?

The term ethics implies goodness and badness. Right or wrong. It implies that there is a group of people who believe certain actions are moral and others are not. Implying that the members are part of a ... cult. Or religious order. Or have different morals than others who are not part of the group.

Ethics: 1. (used with a singular or plural verb) a system of moral principles: the ethics of a culture.
2. the rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group, culture, etc.: medical ethics; Christian ethics.
3. moral principles, as of an individual: His ethics forbade betrayal of a confidence.
4. (usually used with a singular verb) that branch of philosophy dealing with values relating to human conduct, with respect to the rightness and wrongness of certain actions and to the goodness and badness of the motives and ends of such actions.

Edited 2006-12-01 18:44

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deanlinkous Member since:

...the ethics of a culture

...the rules of conduct recognized in respect to a <snip> particular group

... ethics forbade betrayal of a confidence.

... and to the goodness and badness of the motives and ends of such actions.

Sounds about right to me! ;)

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archiesteel Member since:

So, following your logic and using your very words, anyone who believes certain actions are moral and others are not is a cultist???

I'm sorry, NotParker, but you make it waaay too easy to shoot your arguments down. You're basically arguing that ethics are bad (which is in itself an ethical position, though one that is quite untenable from a rational point of view).

If you're going to try to have a rational debate, at least try not undermine your own position.

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crazybob Member since:

First off, looks like #2 was the answer and I notice it doesn't make a distinction of right or wrong, just in respect to.

Second, YOU are putting words in my mouth. I would thank you to stop. It seems you have become so paranoid you are chasing ghosts you are creating.

Third, just to point out, have you ever stopped and noticed you're really over-reacting and just a little over the top? Seriously, you're complaining about another group of people but it seems you're the very vocal antagonist. Just something to think about.

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