Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Nov 2006 22:05 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Novell and Ximian At a press conference in San Francisco, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is expected to announce a new partnership between Microsoft and Novell. The unprecedented deal will have Microsoft offering a degree of sales support for Novell's SUSE Linux while both companies work towards better interoperability between their respective operating systems. As part of the agreement, Microsoft also promises not to wield its patent portfolio against SUSE Linux. More here. You can follow the live webcast announcement, by Steve Ballmer, here. Update: Novell has put up a detailed FAQ about this deal.
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RE: gplv3
by r_a_trip on Fri 3rd Nov 2006 16:35 UTC in reply to "gplv3"
r_a_trip
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2005-07-06

With FL/OSS in the cross hairs of MS, any piece of free and open code is vulnerable. Software Patents don't care about copyright licensing. Software Patents cover ideas.

If the *BSD's get popular, they too will be attacked by MS if it pleases the Behemoth.

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