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Re: [opensuse-amd64] OpenSuSE and MS-Novell deal.
  • From: Bjoern JACKE <bjoern@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 11:50:17 +0100
  • Message-id: <20061117105017.GA4097@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi Harald,

On 2006-11-17 at 06:41 +0000 Harald Milz sent off:
Jose Luis Ricardo Chavez <ricardo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
what extent do Novell have control on the OpenSuSE distribution? Is it also covered by the MS-Novell deal?

No, it is not covered. OpenSUSE is a community effort, very much like
Fedora.

I think you are wrong here. AKAIK OpenSUSE is also covered by the
patents part of the Novell-Microsoft deal. One may like that or not.
And OpenSuSE is still a very Novell-driven distro there is not much
the community can really have influence on. To call it a "community
effort" or not very much depends on what you mean with having
influence. Mostly anything you can do is report bugs and make
suggestions in an open bugzilla but if Novell does not like it it
won't be done. This is not what I understand to be a "community
effort".

Cheers
Bjoern
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