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    Novell could be banned from selling Linux...

    ...can anyone, even the Free Software Foundation,
    stop the Almighty Micro$oft?

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070202/...kxBHNlYwN0bQ--
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    That is a pretty interesting approach from the FSF.

    That would kind of suck though. I've seen some projects from novell that I actually like... Off the top of my head, YAST, ximian connector, and app armor are some that I like.

    I've really come to like the SuSE distro and replaced my Fedora installs at home with SuSE. I'm still using Fedora at work though.

    This is the type of thing that would make Gore cry!
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    Personally, I think mixed Linux-Windows environments are great
    and have a lot of potential. But Microsoft's too big, and even
    the Feds won't move against them, even though Judge Jackson's
    original ruling that they constitituted a monopoly has stood. If
    FSF doesn't stand up to MS, who will?
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    I'm a big open source supporter... but this makes the FSF look childish.... They look like the kid that says "If I can't have all the good players I'm going to take my ball so you can't play"... I still stand by my opinion that the Microsoft/Novell agreement is a great agreement for all parties involved... Novell is a huge contributor to the open source community and has done a lot for it.... and now the FSF wants to penalize them... It's not a smart move and I think it's going to end badly for the FSF...
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    Quote Originally Posted by HTRegz
    IThey look like the kid that says "If I can't have all the good players I'm going to take my ball so you can't play"
    That could just as easily be said about Microsoft...

    Quote Originally Posted by HTRegz
    I still stand by my opinion that the Microsoft/Novell agreement is a great agreement for all parties involved... Novell is a huge contributor to the open source community and has done a lot for it.
    I think the jury's still out on what kind of a deal it is for all the
    ass't parties involved. No doubt Novell, and SUSE, have added
    to the open source comm. But it's a much better deal for MS
    than for the Linux community as a whole considering the scope
    of software patenting that's going on...

    Quote Originally Posted by HTRegz
    Novell is a huge contributor to the open source community and has done a lot for it.... and now the FSF wants to penalize them... It's not a smart move and I think it's going to end badly for the FSF...
    They say all is fair in love and war. I find it a relief FSF is standing
    up against this deal. Childish? Nahhhh...I think a lot rides on this
    one.
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    Banzai!

    The Pearl Harbour of open source is about to happen?

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