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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twenex
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2006-04-21

didn't say you didn't have the right.

I didn't say you said that. I said it sounded like you thought you had MORE rights than I (or others) do.

Your initial post almost implied that I shouldn't dare question the LKD.

If you read that into it, then you're reading more into it than was intended to be written.

Linux has always been about community, but of late it's gone into different directions, with different ideals, and I personally find those ideals very worrying for the wider community. Many of the voices don't speak out on their thoughts, I do.

As to the last, you have that right - as do I - and we both use it to death! As to the first, I believe you are wrong on this point. I can remember friction over this or that issue from long before Linux was on MS's radar. But we hang together for the greater good.

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