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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Alert, Alert, Alert !!!
by sathishmls on Fri 3rd Nov 2006 05:05 UTC
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Dont forget GNU's philosophy and Richard Stallman (RMS)

Microsoft knows that they cannot beat GNU GPLd softwares.So they are trying to make profit using Patent things.

Hope everyone understands about Novell Now.

Organizations (IBM, Novell, ...) besides acting as if supporting Free/Open Source Communities, which support Software Patents(IP) will one day surely kill Free/Open Source Softwares.

Have a look at this picture.

change the guy named "W" as Novell, the piece of paper is linux, the vessel is SCO and the fire is MS

Edited 2006-11-03 05:08

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