Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd Feb 2007 16:43 UTC, submitted by mwtomlinson
Novell and Ximian The Free Software Foundation is reviewing Novell's right to sell new versions of Linux operating system software after the open-source community criticized Novell for teaming up with Microsoft. "The community of people wants to do anything they can to interfere with this deal and all deals like it. They have every reason to be deeply concerned that this is the beginning of a significant patent aggression by Microsoft," Eben Moglen, the Foundation's general counsel, said on Friday. Update: The FSF claims this is being hyped.
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by Redeeman on Sat 3rd Feb 2007 17:24 UTC
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it would appear that reuters calls the entire free set of software "Linux". perhaps they should learn abit more about what linux in reality is, they apparently call gnu software "linux software", just because it can run on linux.

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RE: hmm
by Joe User on Sat 3rd Feb 2007 17:33 in reply to "hmm"
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Calling a Linux distro (Linux kernel + GNU software bundle) Linux doesn't mean you don't know what Linux is. Linux is a kernel, but there's nothin wrong calling a distro "Linux" just because it's got additional software.

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