Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Nov 2010 19:53 UTC
Novell and Ximian We were well aware that Novell had put itself on the market, coyly winking at passers-by, displaying its... Assets. VMware was a contender, but things have played out entirely different: Novell has been bought by Attachmate Corp., with a Microsoft-led consortium buying unspecified intellectual property from Novell.
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RE[16]: rms was right- as usual
by gnufreex on Tue 23rd Nov 2010 23:33 UTC in reply to "RE[15]: rms was right- as usual"
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Big difference is that Linux is not written acording to MSFT specs like Mono. Mono is unlicensed reimplementation of Microsoft .NET. A clone of proprietary tech, and every Mono user expects that Microsoft is king of .NET and by extension, Mono. Most Mono devs are Microsoft fanboys anyways. So what Microsoft says about Mono is important.

Not so about GNU/Linux. They have no right to talk about GNU/Linux. Whenever they say something about it, they are full of crap.

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TheGZeus Member since:

And Linux and BSD are unlicensed reimplementations of Unix.
What's your point?

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lemur2 Member since:

And Linux and BSD are unlicensed reimplementations of Unix. What's your point?

Linux and BSD are both licensed. The license ships with the distribution, you can read it if you like. The license for each says that any recipient of the software is granted full permission to run the software at any time in any place on any machine for any purpose. This grant of permission (which is what a license is) is awarded by the authors of the software and hence the owners of all IP in the software.

Linux is an implementation of the POSIX specifications, written from scratch. This is precisely what specifications are meant for, BTW, so there is no problem with this.
POSIX or "Portable Operating System Interface [for Unix]" is the name of a family of related standards specified by the IEEE to define the application programming interface (API), along with shell and utilities interfaces for software compatible with variants of the Unix operating system, although the standard can apply to any operating system.

Please stick to the facts.

Edited 2010-11-24 00:07 UTC

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