[Linux-aus] Dear Kieran

Con Zymaris conz at cyber.com.au
Mon Aug 11 11:53:02 UTC 2003

On Mon, Aug 11, 2003 at 11:02:46AM +0800, Leon Brooks wrote:
> This morning, I picked up my indestructible little Nokia 6250 and 
> dialled 0419660016 and had a little chat with Mr O'Shaughnessy about 
> when/if he was going to get back to me with a licence price. He'd 
> forwarded my emails to the legal crew in the US, he says (without 
> acknowledging receipt at all, never mind) and as yet got no answer. For 
> some odd reason, he seemed inclined to believe that they were fairly 
> busy at the moment.
> I mentioned that yes, the unofficial news sites had recently picked up 
> on some interesting clauses in Novell's part of the contract and this 
> would probably make them even busier. Kieran's tone got decidedly less 
> bantering at that point, although I must say that his business "face" 
> didn't otherwise waver (which considering the depth of the change in 
> voice tone was impressive).

I wouldn't be too hard on Kieran. I've always found him a nice person to
deal with, and I suspect he's been caught up (unbeknownst) in all this
mess like the rest of us.

> We're back to waiting, it seems, but if my reading of Kieran's response 
> is at all indicative, TSG really, really don't want Novell's handle on 
> the situation made public. Which of course is a cue for those opposing 
> him to make free with list, blog and UseNet spamming. Con, would you 
> please have a word in Sam's ear, if you haven't already?

ack. Be my guest ;-)

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