Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Jan 2007 16:27 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Novell and Ximian "Did the Microsoft-Novell deal really have anything in it to promote interoperability? What's next for Samba? Should we call it "GNU/Solaris"? What's the first rule of Google? And what goes in your .burritorc file? We ask the only person who can answer all." Note that the first linked page starts playing the podcast immediately.
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RE: I think yes - Pfttt.
by walterbyrd on Sun 21st Jan 2007 15:39 UTC in reply to "I think yes"
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Msft does not need some supeciously secretive deal to more interoperable. Other that msft's own stubborn refusal, what has there ever been to stop msft from being more interoperable?

The reality is: msft refuses to be more interopable, even to the point of paying huge fines rather that stopping their downright illegal behavior.

If msft just wants to be open and honest and fair, then why is the deal so secretive? Why not tell us exactly which patents are being protected? What code is being infringed?

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