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Re: [opensuse] Fact or Fiction? Possible Novell Ban
  • From: "Rajko M." <rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 3 Feb 2007 23:51:18 -0600
  • Message-id: <200702032351.18983.rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 03 February 2007 12:48, Darryl Gregorash wrote:

> The Novell/SuSE people here have made that very clear. What can GPL3
> seek to do, prohibit Novell from simultaneously distributing the kernel
> and making an agreement with a company like MS? Lots of luck, that would
> only be completely illegal.

Besides, MS counts on, that they will vote for GPLv3 as one of, for them,
positive outcomes, that will stop or slow down one of the serious competitors
in the operating system market.

In reactions on MS-Novell deal, FSF don't show signs of understanding that
fighting Novell in seek for ultimate software freedom, they fight their own
goals and reasons for existence. Lesser people using Linux means lesser
people that can spread the word.
Is that what they want?

Regards, Rajko.
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