11.12.11

Boycott SUSE (and ‘Open’ SUSE) for Colluding in Microsoft’s Extortion of GNU/Linux

Posted in Microsoft, Novell, OpenSUSE at 8:42 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: Reminder of why SUSE needs to be shunned, even if it comes with the “Open” marketing label

MICROSOFT GETS away with racketeering (so far) by bribing SUSE to do as Microsoft pleases and now that the release of OpenSUSE is imminent and Microsoft’s vandalism of GNU/Linux continues we wish to stress again that it would be wise to avoid any form of SUSE (including the new OpenSUSE) and suggest to others that they do the same. SUSE needs to quite simply perish and disappear. The longer it sticks around, the more legitimacy Microsoft’s extortionate claims against GNU/Linux will have. It’s just Microsoft tax, which comes at the expense of real GNU/Linux players such as Debian or RHEL. The news is full of evidence of that all the time.

It is paid SUSE staff which keeps looking for free testers. Do not give them the privilege. Do not participate and do not download OpenSUSE. To quote Jos (‘community’ manager, appointed by Attachmate/Novell for a cheque):

Currently, we run the test suites of the OBS, osc and osc2 code-bases and publish their results to a newly created mailing list, obs-tests@opensuse.org.

.org, but belonging as a trademark too to SUSE, which is partly funded by Microsoft for Microsoft's benefit and welfare. Do not be misled by PR. It's not a community project.

Bill Gates and SUSE

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