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Perens Rains on Novell's Parade 277

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the umbrella-sales-up-five-percent dept.
unum15 writes "This week is Novell's Brainshare conference. They are touting the Microsoft covenant not to sue as 'good for consumers'. However, Bruce Perens decided to take this opportunity to 'rain on Novell's parade'. Perens read a statement from RMS affirming the GPLv3 would not allow companies to enter deals like this and continue to offer GPLv3 software. Perens even goes as far as to suggest this move is an exit strategy by Novell. There are also audio and pictures of the event available."
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Perens Rains on Novell's Parade

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 21, 2007 @02:30PM (#18432293)

    Only a handful of reporters attended Perens' briefing, whereas nearly 6,000 people from 83 countries packed a Salt Palace ballroom to hear Novell President Ron Hovsepian and other executives describe the company's newest technological offerings. [from the linked Salt Lake Tribune article]

    Sounds to me that Perens showed up at the parade under bright, sunny skies and attempted to use a half-broken toy squirt gun. "No, really, its rain, trust me!"
  • by Bruce Perens (3872) * <bruce@perens.com> on Thursday March 22, 2007 @07:28AM (#18441219) Homepage Journal
    Hey guys, what's taking so long? Go ahead and mod this up to +5 Interesting. This is Bruce Perens speaking, you know.

    When the story is about me and my comments get lost in the noise, I really get to think that Slashdot might not value information right from the horse's mouth as much as that from the other end of the horse :-)

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