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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OpenSUSE is open
by theeil on Tue 10th Apr 2007 22:05 UTC
theeil
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2005-09-18

"no matter the fact that Novell and Microsoft are now buddies, openSUSE still has to be concerned about the ClearType patents!"

Novell and Microsoft are 'buddies' but Novell is following the industry, as this was initially an upstream change. This serves more to restore my faith in Novell for maintaining an 'Open' version of their product than to entice me to boycott them as the first linked page would have me do.

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RE: OpenSUSE is open
by grat on Tue 10th Apr 2007 22:51 in reply to "OpenSUSE is open"
grat Member since:
2006-02-02

Novell's response time is improving:

http://www.novell.com/prblogs/?p=318

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RE[2]: OpenSUSE is open
by dylansmrjones on Wed 11th Apr 2007 00:41 in reply to "RE: OpenSUSE is open"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Ehh.. ClearType font? Haha... Somebody didn't understand the message from the engineers ;)

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