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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RE: Emotions
by pepa on Sun 4th Feb 2007 06:13 UTC in reply to "Emotions"
pepa
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2005-07-08

There is no reason for Novell to turn to BSD, as the Linux kernel will most likely stay GPL2 anyway.

I think it's not blind hatred of Microsoft that makes people negative towards Novell, it is how Novell has brought in Software Patent issues to bear on GNU/Linux code.

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RE[2]: Emotions
by systyrant on Sun 4th Feb 2007 16:18 in reply to "RE: Emotions"
systyrant Member since:
2007-01-18

As long as software patents exist they will always be a problem for Linux and other software.

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