Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Feb 2007 11:30 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Novell and Ximian When Novell and Microsoft announced their unlikely partnership, a part of the arrangement that got little attention at the time was that they'd create a joint research facility, where both company's technical experts would collaborate on new joint software solutions. Now, they're staffing up.
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RE[4]: ms/novell
by kaiwai on Sat 3rd Feb 2007 00:59 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ms/novell"
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So, wouldn't it be best to have Microsoft licence their codecs under a non-discriminatory licence as to ensure that they don't price 'compatible implementations' out of the market?

I have no worries about Microsoft coming up with new technologies; superior technologies than the MPEG cartel, but what I would like to see is Microsoft make it superior than MPEG's licence; allow free opensource implementations not have to pay licences; those who use it in commercial products pay a token amount per unit shipped - a licence that helps opensource projects and is acceptable to ISV's.

Edited 2007-02-03 01:10

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