Anonymous Coward writes: "Next week is the Ubuntu Open Week, a series of online workshop sessions to introduce people to the Ubuntu community. What's interesting is that this appears partly to be an attempt to lure over the many openSUSE developers who are understandably pissed off by the Novell-Microsoft deal.
Mark Shuttleworth writes:
Novell's decision to go to great lengths to circumvent the patent framework clearly articulated in the GPL has sent shockwaves through the community. If you are an OpenSUSE developer who is concerned about the long term consequences of this pact, you may be interested in some of the events happening next week as part of the Ubuntu Open Week:
We are hosting a series of introductory sessions for people who want to join the Ubuntu community — in any capacity, including developers and package maintainers. If you want to find out how Ubuntu works, how to contribute or participate, or how to get specific items addressed, there will be something for you.
Part of the reason this was organised is an attempt to entice openSUSE developers annoyed at the Novell/Microsoft deal over to Ubuntu. I'm not interested in doing that myself though, since I see the people and projects of SuSE as being quite different from Novell.
But SUSE aspect aside, the schedule looks very interesting!"