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 01:07 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ms/novell"
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Windows Media is a proprietary technology. End of story.

And you can licence that very technology, just like you can licence MPEG technology as well - TurboLinux is a prime example of a vendor who has licenced Microsoft technology in the form of WMA and WMV support.

How is Microsofts 'proprietary technologies' any worse than any of the other vendors? I mean, atleast you can *licence* these technologies; I mean, sure, bash them if they kept it all to themselves, but they've allowed people to licence the technology if they wanted it.

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