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[2]: Sounds Great but..
by trenchsol on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 11:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Sounds Great but.."
trenchsol
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2006-12-07

Pardon me, but the responsability for business decisions is on employer, not employees. Employee should not let herself/himself to get involved in illegal activity, but for the rest, the decision, responsability and the consequences are on employer. This is not supposed to be a communism with "working councils".

DG

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RE[3]: Sounds Great but..
by twenex on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 11:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Sounds Great but.."
twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

And pardon ME, but if employers are going to act like having a conscience doesn't matter, then employees are going to have to do it for them.

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RE[4]: Sounds Great but..
by trenchsol on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 12:24 in reply to "RE[3]: Sounds Great but.."
trenchsol Member since:
2006-12-07

I don't think so, because everybody has their own view of right and wrong. Where would it take us ? Every employee would enforce her/his on policy.

You obviously don't approve Microsoft-Novell deal. Do you hold other Novell employees responsible ? Or Microsoft employees ?

Well, if someone abslolutely can't live with employers policies, then the best way is to resign, like mr. Allison did. But, he should not expect Google to make business the way he wants them to. If he does, he would, most likely, be dissapointed again.

DG

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