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> Yes, Nat has officially sold out.
I may be maligning him, but are we sure that he and de Icaza were firmly in the FOSS camp in the first place?
This clears nothing up
Posted Nov 28, 2006 15:53 UTC (Tue) by nat (guest, #41935)
My better instincts compel me to shy away from responding to these ad hominem attacks, but I'm just too sensitive not to point out that Miguel and I have written and released and funded the development and release of millions of lines of free software, and I think that should count for something.
But I guess you can draw your own conclusions.
I also really don't understand the actual material damage that people are claiming this Novell/MS deal does. Maybe you can explain that to me.
Posted Jul 17, 2007 4:58 UTC (Tue) by snitm (guest, #4031)
We are only now starting to feel the very real negative impact of the MS/Novell deal. I work for a Linux company and the large OEMs (with extremely deep pockets) that we work with are making corporate edicts that "SLES is the only Linux allowed" purely because of all the sabber rattling Microsoft has been doing (as part of the deal with Novell and in subsequent FUD campaigns by M$ executives).
SO it has seemingly worked out quite well for Novell (and likely you) but as a Software Engineer I do _not_ liked to be pigeon holed on which Linux-based solutions I _must_ integrate/design into nimble and innovative solutions.
Even if Microsoft is making idle threats it has genuinely detracted from true competition in the Linux community; particularly where Linux interfaces with the enterprise.
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