Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Dec 2006 19:57 UTC, submitted by Chuck Talk
Novell and Ximian "OrangeCrate is pleased to announce an interview with Justin Steinman, Director of Marketing for Novell. Novell has announced a major deal with Microsoft in the last few weeks that has caused some in the community to question the validity of the deal announced, and has already been characterized by Microsoft as somehow verifying that Linux violates Microsoft's intellectual property. While I disagree with that statement from Steve Ballmer, I do understand that it is only fitting to offer Novell the chance to speak directly to the questions we all want addressed."
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by deanlinkous on Mon 4th Dec 2006 20:47 UTC
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2006-06-19

Glad to see orangecrate is still going strong, I had forgot about them. Orangecrate was the first place I read about the lindows deal http://www.orangecrate.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2...

Does Justin REALLY believe that they are going to put in massive effort to sell Suse? I think Chuck had it right when he said When I worked at a previous company, we had an agreement with Microsoft wherein they had claimed they would recommend our products to their clients. We found in practice that they spent a great deal of their time actually making up pure crap about our products - and never once recommended anything that they had agreed to. Has Novell actually protected itself through any penalties for non-performance or can that even be discussed publicly?

Edited 2006-12-04 20:48

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