Various responses to Microsoft/Novell
Posted Nov 6, 2006 20:46 UTC (Mon) by gravious
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Look - with all respect - the thrust of my argument is that we should hold off calling Novell scum and such like. There are a lot of good people working for that company and whatever you think about the _corporates_ they are a substantial part of our community now. This was always going to happen if Linux became successful. I think we may charitably say that Novell better be cautious and that they were probably 'dumb' to make a deal with Microthingy. (I officially started hating them when the Halloween documents first came out. I'm old enough now not to need a lecture on monopolistic business practices and their ethical position vis-a-vis Linux). All I'm asking is for people to Novell some time to see how this plays out before striking out with the condemnations and melodrama.
ps: yes, I think they were dumb.
pps: I hoped to be proved wrong.
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