Summary: A short wave of calls to refrain from OpenSUSE promotion, which through the upstream is helping Microsoft, the sponsor
THE spreading of Microsoft file systems by Tuxera (‘little Novell’) has helped Microsoft tax Linux while Novell’s SUSE has the same effect on products or companies which foolishly go for this unnecessary option.
Muktware gives some lip service to OpenSUSE by speaking to the Project Manager of the Open Build Service (see this page), but the false supposition that helping OpenSUSE is not helping SUSE was recently shattered quite explicitly by Mr. Jaeger, whose words are interpreted as follows:
In a blog post today Jaeger explained some of the process of development at a commercial/community entity. He said that changes either come from the community edition and pushed upstream or done by the SLED team and pushed downstream. He also thinks it’s good practice to push all changes upstream and let them decide to use it or request changes.
In other words, praises like this one for OpenSUSE indirectly help the Microsoft-taxed distribution of GNU/Linux. People who say that helping OpenSUSE is not the same as helping SUSE (indirectly controlled by Microsoft) are simply not paying attention. █