Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Feb 2007 11:30 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Novell and Ximian When Novell and Microsoft announced their unlikely partnership, a part of the arrangement that got little attention at the time was that they'd create a joint research facility, where both company's technical experts would collaborate on new joint software solutions. Now, they're staffing up.
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RE[3]: ms/novell
by segedunum on Fri 2nd Feb 2007 19:27 UTC in reply to "RE: ms/novell"
segedunum
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2005-07-06

And how is licencing and paying a fee for Mp3 any less evil than having to do the same thing with wma/wmv? considering that wma/wmv are merely mpeg4 derivatives

Windows Media is a proprietary technology. End of story.

For me, I use neither, I prefer using ogg and other technologies that don't crush me, and my ability to move to other operating systems easily.

Which you can't do with Windows Media, which was his point. Microsoft doesn't want you moving or interoperating, which is why they're so against doing anything with ODF.

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RE[4]: ms/novell
by kaiwai on Sat 3rd Feb 2007 01:07 in reply to "RE[3]: ms/novell"
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2005-07-06

Windows Media is a proprietary technology. End of story.

And you can licence that very technology, just like you can licence MPEG technology as well - TurboLinux is a prime example of a vendor who has licenced Microsoft technology in the form of WMA and WMV support.

How is Microsofts 'proprietary technologies' any worse than any of the other vendors? I mean, atleast you can *licence* these technologies; I mean, sure, bash them if they kept it all to themselves, but they've allowed people to licence the technology if they wanted it.

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