Various responses to Microsoft/Novell
Posted Nov 6, 2006 16:31 UTC (Mon) by cpm
Parent article: Various responses to Microsoft/Novell
Personally, I think that first bit, concerning agreeing not to sue
'hobbyists' was a brilliant move. Microsoft essentially just reached out
and grabbed a great big chunk of the deeply fearful 'open source'ers and
put them into their court.
The recasts the debate into;
you are either for the gpl, or you are for
microsoft, and all microsoft wants is to make money, is that wrong?
The gpl crowd wants to restrict your control over your own code!
microsoft just wants to stay in business.
How this shakes out, imho.
Few will sign,
Novell will die.
RedHat gets some more much deserved credit for being a white knight.
'Open Source' gets wholly co-opted.
we all just get on with the day's tasks.
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