Novell Ain’t the Bad Guy
by Dustin Puryear
However, the story does highlight something that I think is important to note. Namely, the near revolt by many Linux users against Novell for the Microsoft/Novell partnership is proving to be much adieu about nothing. Moreover, for Novell, it is not necessarily a bad deal. I have not seen any numbers coming out of the deal, but it is at least nice that Novell can claim the partnership when they are pushing for a big deal in a Microsoft-heavy shop.
All that said, let us not forget that there is something to be said about “either being for me or against me,” and some may feel that applies here. What do you think?
Personally, I think Novell got suckered. Here's my guess on how.
|Dylan- Perhaps. I just don't see how a blanket "we agree not to sue each other and we are including a cross-license" means "I, Novell, admit that I have code that belongs to you, but we now agree not to sue over it."|