Novell, Red Hat War Gets Uglier
May 02, 2007, 14:00 (4 Talkback[s])
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"The back-and-forth rhetoric between Linux companies Red Hat and
Novell has reached a new intensity, with top executives lobbing
verbal grenades at each other over Novell's decision last year to
enter into a cooperation agreement with Microsoft.
"The latest row began when Mark Webbink, Red Hat's corporate
counsel, wrote a magazine article comparing the Novell-Microsoft
deal to then-British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's
appeasement of Hitler prior to World War II. The remark was an
escalation of previous statements from Red Hat executives,
criticizing Novell for violating terms of the Linux general public
license by signing the agreement with Microsoft..."