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Warren Togami: Fedora Will Never Compromise

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As long as I work on the Fedora Project, Fedora will never compromise on the essential liberties of FOSS nor will it betray the community. But the price of liberty is not free, nor is it comfortable. And unfortunately, some "leaders" of our community are willing to compromise liberty for short-term convenience. I am disgusted by people like this, and by Novell's betrayal of the community today.

Red Hat engineering invests millions every year in FOSS development. These developers contribute in a great many ways to stimulate growth in the FOSS ecosystem and the community itself. Red Hat makes this investment for three key reasons:

* It makes business sense: A healthy relationship with community builds quality products faster, and with lower expense. It is indeed possible to make money and not compromise on values.
* Perhaps the technology leaders who made many of these key FOSS improvements are best able to support business customers.
* Many of the people at Red Hat believe in the ethical values of FOSS and the benefit that it brings to society.

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Red Hat Calls Microsoft-Novell Deal Over Linux ‘Unthinkable’

Microsoft’s stunning announcement Thursday that it was embracing the Linux operating system through a deal with Novell produced a quick reaction at Red Hat.

Red Hat, the world’s leading distributor of the open-source Linux platform, called the Novell-Microsoft partnership “UNTHINKABLE” on its web site.

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Red Hat scathing over MS/Novell deal

Red Hat moved quickly on Friday to pour cold water on Microsoft's partnership with Novell.

It published a response on its website within hours of the agreement between Microsoft and Novell, proclaiming that the deal was a victory for Linux, rather than just Novell itself. Red Hat also distanced itself from the possibility that it might strike a similar deal with Microsoft.

"[The MS/Novell announcement] means Linux has won... Open source innovation delivers better software and better value," RedHat's response said. "Openly defined standards create interoperability everyone can implement. It doesn't require a deal between two companies."

Answering the question of whether it considered a similar patent deal with Microsoft, Red Hat answered, "An innovation tax is unthinkable. Free and open source software provides the necessary environment for true innovation."

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Also: Red Hat couches Microsoft-Novell pact as a Linux win.

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You talk the talk, but do you waddle the waddle?

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