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 dbodner on Fri 9th Nov 2007 21:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good for Novell!"
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You keep your moral high ground, I would rather get work done.

And in the year since the original deal, what has come out that has "helped you get your work done".

This isn't about a moral high ground, it's about calling the "deal" out for what it is. If you think it's for "interoperability" (which is a problem predominantly because of microsoft spitting in the face of standards in the first place), then you're living with your head stuck in the sand. This may help Novell customers because they now have ease of mind, but this is hurting Red Hat and other legitimate businesses who do not comply. And that's what Microsoft is after, not "interoperability".

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