Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Nov 2007 17:33 UTC, submitted by WillM
In the News One year after sealing their surprise alliance, Novell and Microsoft have announced an expansion of their technical collaboration to 'link together the existing Windows and Linux frameworks'. The firms will extend their existing collaboration to focus on virtualisation, standards-based management, directory and identity federation and document format compatibility. As part of this process, Microsoft said that both companies are 'now working closely' at the Microsoft and Novell Interoperability Lab in Massachusetts.
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RE[3]: Good for Novell!
by butters on Fri 9th Nov 2007 00:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good for Novell!"
butters
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We're not talking about copyright, we're talking about patents. All FOSS projects, no matter which licenses they choose, are threatened by software patents. A lot of these non-Linux, non-GPL projects incorporate code that is covered by the Novell patent covenant. Therefore these projects are in a situation where certain commercial vendors are validating new protections that may become necessary for smaller projects in the future.

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