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[2]: Good for Novell!
by thavith_osn on Thu 8th Nov 2007 20:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Good for Novell!"
thavith_osn
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2005-07-11

There ought to be a philosophy behind Linux and many believe Novell has betrayed it.


By saying there "ought" to be a philosophy means there isn't, and if there isn't then it's very hard for Novell to betray it I guess ;-)

I think most people see these moves by Novell as bad is because of the track record and nature/culture of MS (or most corps). MS would like to see nothing better than a 100% MS dominated world (and fair enough, from their perspective (not mine) that is a great thing)...

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RE[3]: Good for Novell!
by IanSVT on Thu 8th Nov 2007 21:21 in reply to "RE[2]: Good for Novell!"
IanSVT Member since:
2005-07-06

MS would like to see nothing better than a 100% MS dominated world (and fair enough, from their perspective (not mine) that is a great thing)...


To extend that thought, I completely believe that any public corporation wants no less than dominance in whatever market segment they are in. That goes for Microsoft, Novell, Red Hat, Sun, GE or Lockheed Martin. Some companies go about trying to obtain that goal(or as close as they can get) in different ways which are very open to criticism.

I have difficulty buying into the notion that there are good companies and bad companies or moral and non moral companies. There are bad strategies and then there are strategies that might not align with my idea of "the right way" while someone else might disagree.

Good for you and I or not, Microsoft is acting in a way that they think a dominate market leader need to act to preserve or even strengthen themselves. I don't think moral indifference plays any part in this one way or another.

Thavith_osn, just so you know, I'm not claiming that you implied any of that. I just took your comment and expanded it based on what I think.

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