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No, Miguel, I Will Neither Shut Up Nor Will I Retract (Unless You Are Being Specific)

I'll make a confession. I'm a little worried about criticising Novell. But why should I? If Novell does something wrong, this needs to be pointed out, doesn't it?

As our reader gpl1 said the other day, making subtle statements which accuse me of defamation makes it seem like muting attempts. Shades of SCO?

I noticed the same type of thing in Rob Weir's blog. Even ideas such as "lawsuits" are now being raised in that comments section. He received a lot of press exposure after he had criticised Microsoft's OpenXML (rightly so!) .

I refuse to let companies like Novell win by changing the tone of this blog, which relies on decent sources that are being cited. Mistakes are being corrected as well.

So, here is short little outburst to show that Novell has some problems, which I am no longer going to ignore. Holding back evidence of weaknesses is akin to censorship.

You may wish to know that Novell, just like its 'partner' Microsoft, suffers from some critical flaws on this 'patch Tuesday'. According to a recent article, Novell continues losing customers as well.

When Novell announced it would no longer support NPS, "we decided it was time to move to something we would have more control of," Cash says. "It was time to look for an open source solution."


To Novell's staff that has criticisms, please propose a correction and please be specific. Calling something "defamatory" without an argument to back this is akin to Microsoft's IP accusations against Linux.

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