"Although founded by Shane Coyle, Boycott Novell is best known
for the writings of Roy Schestowitz, a seemingly tireless poster
who frequently writes half a dozen or more articles a day for the
site, and posts numerous comments elsewhere across the Internet.
For many people, Schestowitz is the public face of the site, and
the criticisms -- ranging from the reasoned to the obscenely
vicious -- are as likely to be directed at him as the site
"Boycott Novell, Schestowitz says, "is an accumulation of
resources, many of which are external, that together explain the
[Microsoft-Novell] deal in what we consider a more realistic light"
than what was being said in the media. "It was immediately evident
that the press favoured the words of a pair of companies which
colluded against a non-commercial entity [the free software
movement]. Their wealth alone established trust, so backlash came
from isolated voices, but rarely from the mainstream press.""
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