SUSE & Patent FUD: Who Do We Boycott Now?

Posted by brideoflinux on Jul 27, 2011 7:48 PM EDT
FOSS Force; By Christine Hall
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Ironically, up until that time, Novell and Microsoft had been archenemies, and much of Novell’s market share loses had been due to Redmond’s aggressive marketing. At the time of the SUSE purchase, many in the FOSS community had high hopes that Novell would become an open source asset, even though they had shown a proclivity in the past for snatching defeat out of the arms of victory. All hopes were dashed, however, when they embraced their old enemy with a deal they had to know wouldn’t set well in the FOSS world.

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