Novell's IRC session on the Microsoft deal
Posted Nov 28, 2006 0:34 UTC (Tue) by drag
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If Ubuntu starts shipping systems that use propriatory drivers by defautl they will be violating the GPL license.
Shuttleworth in a recent blog entry (see also slashdot, digg.com) said that he will welcome any OpenSuse developers that are fleeing Novell due to GPL violations regarding the Microsoft-Novell patent deal.
However as it turns out that Novell isn't violating the GPL, but Ubuntu is.
So it's ironic.
(If your curious; it's my own personal opinion that if Ubuntu wants to have hardware supported out of the box they should be working on stabilising the r300 dri drivers, helping out with the Nouveau project, and helping test do good bug reports with the various open source wifi stuff rather then violating the copyrights of linux kernel developers, but that's neither here nor there.)
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