Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Apr 2007 18:53 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE As reported by Slashdot, debate has risen over ClearType in Linux. OpenSUSE recently disabled this technology, saying "that this feature is covered by several Microsoft patents and should not be activated in any default build of the library". Other websites have picked up on this as well: "The strange thing is though: no matter the fact that Novell and Microsoft are now buddies, openSUSE still has to be concerned about the ClearType patents!"
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Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

That's why I specifically said: "debate has risen over ClearType in Linux." I'm not giving any judgement, I do not say it's true, I just report "a" debate has risen over this issue.

And that is a factually correct statement. In other words, Slashdot may have been ignorant here, but OSN took the proper measures to make sure the item is about facts (namely, "a" debate has risen) instead of jumping to conclusions.

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Lobotomik Member since:
2006-01-03

Shame on you, Thom. That excuse is pathetic.

"Rumour has it" does not make good journalism, although it works fine in the pink press. "People say" is not usually news; what actually happens, is what should be news.

Your excuses are not only lame, but mendacious too; if the name of the article went somewhat like "Slashdot participants think OpenSUSE is hobbled by Microsoft Patents" then they those excuses may had holded (few) droplets of water. But then, of course, it would have looked a lot less interesting.

Shame, shame.

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