Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Jun 2007 21:09 UTC, submitted by WillM
Linux The Linux community is splitting - right down the middle, at this point - over Microsoft's controversial claims that the open-source operating system infringes on patents it holds. Last Tuesday, Mandriva became the third Linux vendor within five days to say it isn't interested in signing a licensing deal with Microsoft to avoid possible infringement claims. A blog posting to that effect by Mandriva CEO Francois Bancilhon followed similar declarations by officials at Red Hat and Canonical.
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IanSVT
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2005-07-06

I'll put it simpler. That statement is an outright lie. Of the 176 comments you have made the *vast* majority of them have been purely on Novell. In fact you have only made 15 posts on something else and 6 of those were your first posts thats less than 10%, and if you actually read those posts you still mention Novell.

Seriously after having a look your posts in detail they are *purely* about a *company* not about an *OS*. What is your relationship with Novell?


How can I respond to this in a way you will comprehend? If you actually had read my last comment and read my bio while you were no doubt pouring over my previous comments in great detail, you'd read that I claim to be an admin who admins Novell products. I have posted a fraction of what you have here in almost twice the time registered here. Most have been about Novell because I feel like I can bring some constructive comments to the table. I also post on Novell's support forums under the same name. I'm sure systyrant above could vouch for that will a small amount of internet spelunking. Why the hell would I be posting on a Novell support forum asking for support if I worked for them?

I have posted comments about Novell the company more than the OS because it's very rare that anyone here posts about operating systems in technical depth. Arguing about which module is the best for setting your screen resolution in Linux isn't something that interests me very much, hence why I don't post in a topic about that. I'm not trying to cut anyone who did, it's just not my bag, simply put. But hey, thanks for ignoring the content of my posts and only looking at the topic headings.

I have no relationship with Novell other than my organization sends them a licensing/support check every year and I admin Novell software. For you to make the assumption and even accuse me otherwise is insulting.

Edited 2007-06-27 02:31

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llanitedave Member since:
2005-07-24

If you actually had read my last comment and read my bio while you were no doubt pouring over my previous comments in great detail, you'd read that I claim to be an admin who admins Novell products.
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But hey, thanks for ignoring the content of my posts and only looking at the topic headings.



IanSVT, thanks for posting that response. Some people need to get a life.

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