Saturday, February 3, 2007

Novell to be left behind with Microsoft

Update 2/6/07: This story has already proven to be falsely reported by Reuters.

After Novell partnered with Microsoft, there has been considerable uproar within the open-source community. Since the deal was made, the Free Software Foundation is considering revoking Novell's right to distribute Linux. This is no surprise either. Novell was warned too; it was known that Linux was going to be relicensed and with the Microsoft deal, Novell would be left behind.

I have no idea what Novell was thinking with that deal. It is well-known that the Linux community does not approve of anything that Microsoft does. The only incentive that I saw was money. In protest, one of the legends of Novell, Jeremy Allison, resigned after the deal.

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