Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 1st Apr 2007 21:56 UTC, submitted by suka
Novell and Ximian "Nat Friedman has been one of the driving forces behind the development of the Linux desktop for a few year now. First with his own company Ximian, founded together with Mono chief architect Miguel de Icaza, after its acquisition now inside Novell. A few months ago he has been named 'Technologist of the Year' by the VarBusiness magazine for his work around the SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop. Since then he has been promoted to Chief Technology and Strategy Officer for Open Source, besides the desktop he is also overseeing Novells server business now. During Novells Brainshare Andreas Proschofsky had the possibility to sit down with Friedman and talk about the Linux desktop, the consequences of the Microsoft agreement and the mistakes of the Hula project."
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Novell is still in denial
by walterbyrd on Mon 2nd Apr 2007 12:29 UTC
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Wake up novell, the community is wise to this msft scam, and the scam is being over-whelmingly rejected.

This is nothing more than msft paying novell, so novell will say that linux (except for novell linux) is illegal.

This has nothing to do with interoperability - msft can chose to cooperate with linux anytime msft feels like doing so; no scam deals with particular linux distributors are needed. Why else would msft and novl firmly refuse to point out the particular patents that they claim to be infringing?

When GPLv3 in finalized, novl will be hurting.

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