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[5]: Good for Novell!
by JMcCarthy on Thu 8th Nov 2007 19:39 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Good for Novell!"
JMcCarthy
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2005-08-12

First, I am labelling people who advocate the use of proprietary software (in Linux), or people who not only don't believe in free-software (in Linux), but actively chastise it, as rif-raff.

Unless I'm mistaken these people haven't done much to support GNU/Linux, except maybe giving away the occasional trinkets, which may be nice to have, but certainly are not necessary, and infact maybe more harmful in the long run because any time money gets involved, the ideals that got us here in the first place become subordinate to $ and an are generally unimportant.
Basically every country in the world founded on a noble idea is now living proof of this.

Edited 2007-11-08 19:41

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RE[6]: Good for Novell!
by Adurbe on Thu 8th Nov 2007 20:08 in reply to "RE[5]: Good for Novell!"
Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

First, I am labelling people who advocate the use of proprietary software (in Linux), or people who not only don't believe in free-software (in Linux), but actively chastise it, as rif-raff.


so by this comment I assume you don't use MP3s for music nor flash on a website?
else your comment is self labeling...

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RE[7]: Good for Novell!
by JMcCarthy on Thu 8th Nov 2007 22:47 in reply to "RE[6]: Good for Novell!"
JMcCarthy Member since:
2005-08-12

Whether or not I'm a hypocrite is irrelevant to the points I was raising ;)

But you do realize that there are plenty of free mp3 encoders/decoders/players. etc.? The problem with MP3 is licensing and patent issues. I don't use it though ;-) Not that it is of any relevance.

The only site that I can think of that has a legitimate non-annoying use for Flash is Youtube. I think gnash is good enough for that.

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