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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A new microsoft tax no thank you
by korrel on Fri 3rd Nov 2006 11:17 UTC
korrel
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2006-10-05

"Novell will also make running royalty payments based on a percentage of its revenues from open source products."

So Microsoft gets money for software that they did not write, And for patents unknown ?

A new microsoft tax no thank you.

Bye Bye suse.

Nice to have choice in linux land

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