It's World War II all over again
My Heart was in my mouth. Novell has chickened out. And endangered the GPL.
The Novell/MSFT non aggression pact smells very much like when Hitler and Stalin signed a very similiar deal nearly seventy years ago. Microsoft is free to sue Red Hat, Ubuntu, et alia and Novell will supposedly benefit by signing on their users. And then when those competitors are near vanquished, Microsoft will train its sights on Novell.
It's World War II all over again.
I'm no longer supporting (sniff sniff cry cry) SLED or any SUSE Linux products.