Novell bashing

A couple of links:

Interview with Jeremy Allison (part of the Samba team) on on why he quit Novell after the deal with Microsoft.

The online petition against Novell (initiated by Bruce Perens) – which is a good read that clearly explains the scams and legal nonsense behind software patents. Quote below:

Let’s be truthful about software patents: there can be no non-trivial computer program, either proprietary or Free, that does not use methods that are claimed in software patents currently in force and unlicensed for use in that program. There are simply enough patents, on enough fundamental principles, to make this so. If all software patents were enforced fully, the software industry would grind to a halt.


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