Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Nov 2006 22:05 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Novell and Ximian At a press conference in San Francisco, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is expected to announce a new partnership between Microsoft and Novell. The unprecedented deal will have Microsoft offering a degree of sales support for Novell's SUSE Linux while both companies work towards better interoperability between their respective operating systems. As part of the agreement, Microsoft also promises not to wield its patent portfolio against SUSE Linux. More here. You can follow the live webcast announcement, by Steve Ballmer, here. Update: Novell has put up a detailed FAQ about this deal.
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RE[2]: Conference...
by santana on Thu 2nd Nov 2006 22:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Conference..."
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And, oh yes, don't forget, this applies just if you buy Suse. And part of that money goes to MS as royalities. This is a MS answer to Oracle/RedHat. MS blessed Linux, there can be only one. And they'll get money from every single one sold.

It is intellectual property and patents story all over again.

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