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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I read a lot about Microsoft here:
by deb2006 on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 09:56 UTC
deb2006
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2006-06-26

I have come to the conclusion that it's best to ignore them and their doing. I am using a Linux operating system (Debian) and Linux software. Microsoft plays no role in my life and never will. It's all a matter of choice and decision.

There never was any substantial reason for Novell to come up with that shabby agreement. Never.

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