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]: these are times...
by sequethin on Fri 3rd Nov 2006 15:33 UTC in reply to "RE: these are times..."
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I concede that yes OpenBSD is not Linux or GNU but it is free and it is open source software.

And while Novell is not the be-all and end-all of linux, it is a major company that distributes linux and therefore it's actions do reflect on linux as a whole.

I'm not bashing linux or gnu, I'm just publicly appreciating the open philosophy of another open source project.

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