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Links 1 through 10 of 25 by Simon Phipps tagged Unix

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If this is true, it punches a massive hole in the integrity of software that the whole hacker community relies upon.

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Prompted by concerns like the ones I expressed, Novell has issued a statement confirming that they will retain the UNIX copyrights they own.

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Looks like they plan to run SuSE as a business unit. The acquisition is partly facilitated by selling unidentified assets to Microsoft. Hopefully that won't mean the UNIX copyrights, if SuSE is still a going concern - maybe it means WordPerfect, which would be a logical conclusion to the long-running legal fights between Microsoft and Novell.

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No, I don't think so. But it does liberate Illumos. I coined a new law yesterday - "For every epic fail there is an equal and opposite epic win" - and this could well be an instance of it. A clever and keen bunch of people are being liberated from the expectation someone else is going to do the job and motivated to establish a fully open, fully Free Unix kernel in the Illumos project. I'm now on the look-out for the counterbalancing "win" for some other "fail"...

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The season of change is clearly upon us. Seems even with Microsoft's support Novell couldn't cut it.

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OpenSolaris has a new web site, built using XWiki.

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Back tothe future.

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Good summary of what's going on from the Unix news-sheet.

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Fork-inducing or good steward? Time will tell.

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