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Linux.com: Mark Shuttleworth Issues Divisive Invitation to openSUSE Developers

Nov 26, 2006, 13:00 (10 Talkback[s])
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"Tensions are already high over Novell's patent agreement with Microsoft, but Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth's invitation to openSUSE developers 'concerned about the long term consequences' has kicked the tension up a notch.

"Shuttleworth sent an email to the openSUSE developer's list, reading in part:

"Novell’s decision to go to great lengths to circumvent the patent framework clearly articulated in the GPL has sent shockwaves through the community. If you are an OpenSUSE developer who is concerned about the long term consequences of this pact, you may be interested in some of the events happening next week as part of the Ubuntu Open Week..."

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