Friday, November 17, 2006

Novel + Ms.

More importantly, Microsoft announced today that it will not assert its patents against individual, non-commercial developers. Novell has secured an irrevocable promise from Microsoft to allow individual and non-commercial contributors the freedom to continue open source development, free from any concern of Microsoft patent lawsuits. That's right, Microsoft wants you to keep hacking.

I don't quite understand that sentence. Where is the "individual and non commercial" coming from? Who the * are they to decide what other people can do with OUR code?

By the way, commercial contributors are very welcome in the Open Source world: they bring the money.

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