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Groklaw: Jeremy Allison Has Resigned from Novell to Protest MS Patent Deal

Dec 21, 2006, 14:30 (20 Talkback[s])

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"The legendary Jeremy Allison (of Samba fame) has resigned from Novell in protest over the Microsoft-Novell patent agreement, which he calls 'a mistake' which will be 'damaging to Novell's success in the future.'

"His main issue with the deal, though, is 'that even if it does not violate the letter of the licence, it violates the intent of the GPL licence the Samba code is released under, which is to treat all recipients of the code equally...'"

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