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Mark Shuttleworth invites OpenSUSE developers to join Ubuntu

Sunday, November 26, 2006 by Salman Siddiqui

Now jobs are being offered via mailing lists and that too in the "open-source" field!

Mark Shuttleworth, the wealthy patron of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, sent an e-mail to the OpenSUSE mailing list on Friday in an attempt to recruit disgruntled OpenSUSE developers and convince them to join the Ubuntu project. The OpenSUSE project is funded by Novell, a company that recently evoked the wrath of many open source software contributors by making a controversial patent indemnification agreement with Microsoft.

In his message, Shuttleworth describes Novell's recent deal with Microsoft as a "decision to go to great lengths to circumvent the patent framework clearly articulated in the GPL" and argues that "the position taken by Novell leadership in their contract with Microsoft is hugely disrespectful of the contributions of thousands of GPL programmers and contributors to SuSE." Shuttleworth then states that "Ubuntu is one option, as are Gentoo, Debian and other communities," for developers that "are looking for a new place to get involved that is not subject to the same arbitrary executive intervention." The e-mail also includes information about Ubuntu Open Week, an upcoming event intended to provide information about the Ubuntu community for new prospective members.

Source: arsTechnica

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