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[6]: Sounds Great but..
by trenchsol on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 13:21 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Sounds Great but.."
trenchsol
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2006-12-07

I don't believe that you will ever have the opportunity to see an enterprise being driven by the consensus of employees. That could happen on Debian project, and even they have problems with that. No offense, but you are probably not in a situation to need to work for living.

Well, unless they're going to claim the tooth fairy did it. And I choose to believe them.

I find your views as extreeme. They will not get you very far. I don't see the point in continuing this discussion.

DG

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RE[7]: Sounds Great but..
by twenex on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 13:27 in reply to "RE[6]: Sounds Great but.."
twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

I don't believe that you will ever have the opportunity to see an enterprise being driven by the consensus of employees.

Which is why you and I both pointed out, that employees can resign if they disagree with a company's position. It's not as if Allison's the first, and he won't be the last.

No offense, but you are probably not in a situation to need to work for living.

No offense, but to avoid giving offence you need to stop making intentionally derisory comments and prefacing them with "no offense".

I find your views as extreeme.

Well, since I view employees as people and not as chattels to be used and abused at your whim, I'm not surprised you do. I was about to say the same about you.

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