[Humour] Is Your OpenSUSE Linux Legit?

Posted in GNU/Linux, Humour, Linspire, Microsoft, Novell, Steve Ballmer, Turbolinux, Xandros at 9:13 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Introducing… the next generation of Linux

SUSE Genuine Advantage

Attribution to the source, as requested.

Print, share, do whatever you want with this, as long as you give my post credit, as I did with MenZa’s idea.
You don’t need sticker paper, just elmers glue & normal paper.

With licensing issues involved (Novell, Turbolinux, Xandros, and Linspire), can this far-fetched notion ever become a reality? If so, it would be wise to steer clear and protest against those who help it become a reality.

Steve Ballmer license

Image from Wikimedia

The GPLv3 Adoption Rate Keeps Increasing

Posted in GPL, Law, Novell, Videos at 8:57 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

The good folks at Palamida are pleased to reveal October’s GPLv3 figures and announce that adoption growth keeps accelerating.

Even though the holiday for this month is Halloween, it feels like Christmas, at least for the GPL v3.

Baseball analogy here.

The hype, no thanks to FOX and those Dane Cook promos, has reached a fever pitch (pun intended). The GPL, on the other hand, saw above average adoption rates among open source developers and their projects.

At this rate, GPLv3 will become a reality to accept and for businesses to prepare for. The high transition pace has been maintained, just as hoped and expected by those who were not drinking the Kool-Aid (disinformation [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]).

Bob Young talks about the GPLv3 in the following new video.

The GPLv3 is not only important because of Novell, but also because of the increasingly-relevant patent battle. The new licence addresses a number of new important issuesl, but like all changes, it is received with hesitance and endless FUD from those whom it hurts the most, notably proprietary software vendors and predatory/anti-consumer monopolies.

We Are Not an FSF Campaign

Posted in Boycott Novell, Site News at 5:36 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

We wish to thank Simplix for an incoming link from the blogroll. Among the sites recommended, however, you’ll find us listed as an “FSF Campaign”. We are not by any means associated with any site, company, non-profit/charity or campaign for that matter. This site is a completely independent project which was launched by Shane at the heat of the moment. Although the topics we cover may at times have parallels and intersections with other sites, such as Novell-critical campaigns and maybe even Groklaw, there’s no connection at all.

“We are not by any means associated with any site, company, non-profit/charity or campaign for that matter.”We are not an FSF campaign and presenting us in this way would lead to trouble not just for us, but also to others, such as the FSF. I am not even a member of the FSF, for what it’s worth.

What’s next? Journalists publishing ‘placements’ on behalf of SCO where they argue that PJ is (1) man who (2) does not actually exist and (3) works for IBM? Where are those associations coming from? Is it an impression given or simply a case of wishful thinking?

…Just something that required clarification.

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