openSUSE 10.2 RC1
Posted Nov 25, 2006 16:44 UTC (Sat) by GreyGeek
Parent article: openSUSE 10.2 RC1
I purchased a subscription the LWN.NET a couple of days ago.
Has something changed since then? Did Novell agree to the SAMBA teams request to repudiate their deal with Microsoft? From the news I've read Novell is still paying Microsoft $40M for 'something', which Ballmer portrayed as payment for use of Microsoft's IP, which he claims infects all Linux distros, and the promise not to sue users of COMMERCIAL SuSE, while specifically leaving those who download OpenSUSE, and other distros, under a threat of lawsuit. So, Novell is still tacitly admitting to Ballmer's claims. I guess $300M is a huge inducement to remove the "UnbendtheTruth" webpage, re-bend the truth, and buddy up to Microsoft.
If I had know that LWN is going to support Novell's betrayal of the FOSS community by helping disseminate SuSE I wouldn't have spent the money.
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