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John Dragoon Responds to OpenAddict Boycott

Novell VP John Dragoon has taken the time to email Rich Morgan at openaddict.com and respond to his concerns over potential GPL violations and the impact of the Microsoft deal on the community, hoping he will reconsider his position on boycotting Novell and SUSE.

Dragoon again asserts that Novell is not in violation of the GPL (specifically, Rich mentioned section 7 in his letter):

As to your belief that we have violated the GPL, we disagree. We have made no admission of patent violation within Linux and would take no action that knowingly prevented us from selling and supporting SUSE Linux. We have been a long time supporter of the Open Source community and it's many efforts to create and distribute world class Open Source software. We remain committed to that goal.

Still no response from Novell regarding our concerns about Novell working in concert with their partner Microsoft to violate section 6 of the GPL, the effects of the deal on the EC ruling, or the cartelization of the software industry, just to name a few, but maybe our email ended up in the spam filter...

Look forward to hearing from you, John. (shane at edu-nix.org, I'll shut down bogofilter for a few days).

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