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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by Dr-ROX on Mon 16th Feb 2009 21:08 UTC
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Maybe someday we will get paravirtualized Windows. Anyway good move for booth sides.

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