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[3]: So sad
by deb2006 on Sun 4th Feb 2007 14:49 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: So sad"
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I'd prefer if they sold PCs with FreeDOS. That way Linux could seriously compete with Windows.

There are at least four distributions that offer just that: openSUSE (the version one can buy in the store), Ubuntu, Linspire, and PC Linux OS.

Linux distributions are not responsible for license issues of Frauenhofer or Microsoft. And some have solutions to this dilemma. The solution is not - IS NOT - to make special deals with Microsoft. The source is and remains open. As long as Novell doesn't have a clue of how the ;Linux community ticks, they'd better stay away from a Linux distribution.

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