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 trenchsol on Sun 11th Nov 2007 14:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Good for Novell"
trenchsol
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I don't care for FSF and similar organizations, so yes I could benefit from forking OpenOffice. It is much more convenient for me to exchange files directly, than trying to educate people of something that I don't believe in.

The Linux community might not benefit from this, because they have specific philosophy. Common consumer, on the other hand, might benefit a lot. I count myself as common consumer in this matter. I don't want to have "software philosophy" at all. Thank you for presenting us yours, but I don't want to have anything to do with it.

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