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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omg stupid!!
by SK8T on Sat 3rd Feb 2007 19:49 UTC
SK8T
Member since:
2006-06-01

as steve jobs said: "Relationships, that are destructive, don't help anybody in this industry as it is today."

So in my opion, the relationship between novell an Microsoft is good for linux, good for linux market share, good for the end user.

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RE: omg stupid!!
by twenex on Sat 3rd Feb 2007 20:29 in reply to "omg stupid!!"
twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

as steve jobs said: "Relationships, that are destructive, don't help anybody in this industry as it is today."

Indeed. So since MS wants to destroy the non-MS Linux industry, the best thing to do is steer well clear of this "relationship".

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RE: omg stupid!!
by david g on Sun 4th Feb 2007 02:20 in reply to "omg stupid!!"
david g Member since:
2005-07-08

So in my opion, the relationship between novell an Microsoft is good for linux, good for linux market share, good for the end user.

How about the developers? You know - the guys and gals that have put so much effort into writing the software that Novell sells. Don't they deserve some consideration? Before you say it, "market share" is not necessarily what these people are after - at least, not at the cost of freedom.

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RE[2]: omg stupid!!
by nedvis on Sun 4th Feb 2007 06:45 in reply to "RE: omg stupid!!"
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2006-01-02