Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Feb 2009 19:28 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Red Hat For years, Microsoft has insisted that open-source vendors acknowledge that its patent portfolio is a precursor to interoperability discussions. Monday, Microsoft shed that charade and announced an interoperability alliance with Red Hat for virtualization. Red Hat has long argued that patent discussions only cloud true interoperability, which is best managed through open source and open standards. Now it has got what it wanted; unlike the Novell-Microsoft agreements, there is no exclusionary patent deals or cross payments.
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interoperability == good
by foldingstock on Mon 16th Feb 2009 20:56 UTC
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This is good for everyone. The easier it is for systems to work together, the easier my job as a sysadmin will be. I'm glad to see Red Hat was able to accomplish this while not compromising their stance on open standards.

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