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: Top marks
by tyrione on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 06:31 UTC in reply to "Top marks"
tyrione
Member since:
2005-11-21

Stand up for what you believe in. I applaud you. Good man.

PS I hear you're starting w/ Google in the NY. Nice to know you're not going to be stuck for work. Good luck!


Not to knock him, but he bailed and commented on it after Google hired him. That's not as commendable as walking out on Novell. Pragmatic, yes. Ballsy? no.

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RE[2]: Top marks
by Sphinx on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 14:40 in reply to "RE: Top marks"
Sphinx Member since:
2005-07-09

It means ballsy yes, stupid no.

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RE[2]: Top marks
by eggs on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 14:57 in reply to "RE: Top marks"
eggs Member since:
2006-01-23

Yeah, the resign in protest thing isn't as effective when you wait a month either...

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RE[3]: Top marks
by gilboa on Sat 23rd Dec 2006 09:01 in reply to "RE[2]: Top marks"
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

Why?

Because he didn't protest himself to poverty?
Because he was smart enough to find a new job before leaving Novel?

Would you have done anything different?

- Gilboa

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