Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Aug 2007 22:32 UTC
Novell and Ximian Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian explained rather than defended his company's deal with Microsoft in his keynote address at the annual LinuxWorld Conference here Aug. 8. "I know our deal with Microsoft is controversial, but it is necessary for our customers who have to deal with both Linux and Windows in their data centers. Virtualization is also going to have to deal with both of those operating systems," he told attendees.
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RE: Re: Irony
by ubit on Sat 11th Aug 2007 06:10 UTC in reply to "Re: Irony"
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I brought up Linspire because CEO Ron Hovespian apparently "praised" the patent deal that Xandros, Linspire, and Novell have signed, over other people's and company's code. It's very strange, actually, to see the shuffle of CEOs in these companies. Linspire's executives apparently have all departed at this point- which is much worse than what I knew before about only Kevin Carmony leaving (see http://www.linux-watch.com/news/NS2690081391.html )- and Novell's last CEO Jack Messman also left. It's when Hovespian joined Novell that MS-Novell started to make this deal, one of his brilliant ideas I guess. http://www.novell.com/company/blogs/cmo/?p=33

MS does know how to play the game I'll give them that, but it's too bad they always hurt customers along the way.

Edited 2007-08-11 06:11

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