Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Dec 2006 22:29 UTC, submitted by John Mills
Novell and Ximian Jeremy Allison (of Samba fame) has resigned from Novell in protest over the Microsoft-Novell patent agreement, which he calls 'a mistake' which will be 'damaging to Novell's success in the future'. His main issue with the deal, though, is "that even if it does not violate the letter of the licence, it violates the intent of the GPL licence the Samba code is released under, which is to treat all recipients of the code equally." He leaves the company at the end of this month.
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RE: Google
by Tuishimi on Thu 21st Dec 2006 23:17 UTC in reply to "Google"
Tuishimi
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Brave and smart. I don't know if he has a family or not, but my first concern would lie there. Principles be damned.

This man said "this is wrong", got another job and left.

I think he deserves the applause he is receiving here. This isn't one of those things that are life and death. It's not like a grenade came in, and he had to jump on it to save his comrades.

And I am sure he stewed over it awhile as well before coming to his decision.

Again, he decided this was wrong, he decided to leave, so he found a job and left. That's pretty righteous.

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