Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Aug 2007 23:02 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE OpenSUSE 10.3 alpha 7 is released. "Alpha7 is ready, after 5 rebuilds we're happy to say it looks good enough for the public. Important Changes Since Alpha6: Linux 2.6.22.1; gcc 4.2.1; libzypp 3.12.1; the package set of the CDs are heavily reshuffled and with it the patterns also affecting the DVD."
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RE: So sad
by CapEnt on Fri 3rd Aug 2007 03:31 UTC in reply to "So sad"
CapEnt
Member since:
2005-12-18

The deal only affects the business line of Novell (SLES), it do not cover openSUSE. And even more: the agreement about SLES do not even talk about patents or anything like that.

Too bad that you loose your faith in openSUSE, it's a great project. If you want to go back, it is aways good to have a new member on the community.

A excellent FAQ about the issue on opensuse wiki:
http://en.opensuse.org/FAQ:Novell-MS

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RE[2]: So sad
by sbergman27 on Fri 3rd Aug 2007 13:17 in reply to "RE: So sad"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

"""
A excellent FAQ about the issue on OpenSuse wiki:
http://en.opensuse.org/FAQ:Novell-MS

"""

Yes. That FAQ is a real hoot. I love the way it defends Novell on the grounds that their strategy is (supposedly) based almost entirely on Linux. And totally avoids the issue of the 348 million dollar up front cash infusion from Microsoft for helping them to kill Linux. That's nearly 15% of Novell's entire market cap! So yeah, I guess you could say that their strategy is based on Linux.

Edited 2007-08-03 13:17

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