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: easy for some
by Kroc on Thu 21st Dec 2006 23:25 UTC in reply to "easy for some"
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No it's not. Try saying that when you have a family and a house. It is not the same thing. He walked out on principles alone.

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RE[2]: easy for some
by dagw on Thu 21st Dec 2006 23:38 in reply to "RE: easy for some"
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Did he resign before or after he got offered the new job? If it was after and he was leaving anyway then his action loses some of its point.

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