[SASAG] Subject: Re: Repent!! The end is near!

Leeland leeland06 at greydragon.com
Tue Nov 7 22:19:24 PST 2006

Looks it might smell like a duck but it sounds like a cat fight.

Frankly I am not sure about this myself. I have heard that MS does
intend to do a little more then we might expect. Right now this is on
the order of the tale about a boy and false positives for dangerous
interrupts causing a lot of doubt over the effectiveness of the
protection protocols.

Which means, there is nothing to argue about yet except a lot of hot
air. Lets wait and see what rolls out. Could be nothing, could be bad,
could be a mixed bag (which is about what I am expecting).

- Leeland

On 11/7/06, Dan Wilder <wilder at eskimo.com> wrote:
> Further, according to details published today on GrokLaw, the assurance
> extends only to Novell's _paying_ customers.  All you freeloaders who download SUSE
> instead of buying the cereal box, straighten up and buy the boxed edition.
> If you should happen to put up a derived work on the Internet, well, you're
> taking your chances.  Keep it low-profile.  Unk Steve says something bad might
> happen.
>  Under the Patent Cooperation Agreement, Microsoft commits to a covenant
>  not to assert its patents against Novell's end-user customers for their
>  use of Novell products and services for which Novell receives revenue
>  directly or indirectly from such customers [ ... ] -- Novell's 8K filing.
> http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20061107194320461
> Can you say "frontal assault on the GPL"?
> --
> Dan Wilder <wilder at eskimo.com>

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