IRC Archives

Archives of conversations in #boycottnovell (@FreeNode) are posted on a daily basis and they can be found in this page. Additionally, Boycott Novell runs a low-traffic channel at #boycottnovell-social for off-topic conversations that are informal and should be treated as such. Their archives are few and they can be found in:

Archives of conversations in #techrights (@FreeNode) are the following:

Update: starting August 2010, archives for #boycottnovell-social and #techrights are posted on a daily basis, rendering updates to this page moot.

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An invade, divide, and conquer Grand Plan

Novell CEO Ron HovsepianHighlight: Novell was the first to acknowledge that Microsoft FUD tactics had substance. Novell then used anti-Linux FUD to market itself. Learn more

Xandros founderHighlight: Xandros let Microsoft make patent claims and brag about (paid-for) OOXML support. Learn more

Linspire CEO Kevin CarmonyHighlight: Linspire's CEO not only fell into Microsoft arms, but he also assisted the company's attack on GNU/Linux. Learn more

Hand with moneyHighlight: Microsoft craves pseudo (proprietary) standards and gets its way using proxies and influence which it buys. Learn more

Eric RaymondHighlight: The invasion into the open source world is intended to leave Linux companies neglected, due to financial incentives from Microsoft. Learn more

XenSource CEOAnalysis: Xen, an open source hypervisor, possibly fell victim to Microsoft's aggressive (and stealthy) acquisition-by-proxy strategy. Learn more

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