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Re: Boon for Novell

__/ [ Geico Caveman ] on Friday 02 March 2007 23:30 \__

> John Bailo wrote:
>> http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=4588
>> ---
>> Overall revenue declined 5 percent, but Novell's Linux business surged.
>> In fact, most of the questions on Novell's earnings conference call
>> revolved around the company's deal with Microsoft.
>> "We're very encouraged by our Linux platform business which saw revenue
>> growth of 46 percent and invoicing increase over 650 percent from the
>> quarter a year ago," said Novell CFO Dana Russell.
>> CEO Ron Hovsepian also talked up Microsoft.
>> "Our results were positively impacted by our relationship with
>> Microsoft, a partnership that is off to a strong start, where we are
>> executing ahead of plan. Customer reaction to our collaboration
>> agreement is robust as evidenced by our record Q1 results. On a
>> year-over-year basis, we recognized Linux revenue growth of 46%, Linux
>> invoicing grew by over 650%, and Linux activated deferred revenue was up
>> almost 300%."
>> ---
> Until GPL v3 comes out and FSF moves wholesale to it. I am the author of
> two packages and you bet your sweet ass I am moving them to GPLv3 as soon
> as it is out (within the first day). I have about 10 bugfixes (3 very
> significant) that I am holding off on, so that Novell cannot use my labor
> to pay Microsoft.
> After that, Bailo, please dig out a fork and plug away. You won't be using
> the rest of the cutlery. For a long long time. But there are some good news
> for your masters in Waltham and Redmond - they can keep using the kernel.
> Only that they won't have much of a userland to go with it.
> Novell, up yours.

Novell argues it will comply with GPLv3.


Frankly, I don't think the FSF will release the licence before it's guranteed
that Novell stays naked.

                ~~ Best wishes 

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