Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Feb 2009 19:28 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Red Hat For years, Microsoft has insisted that open-source vendors acknowledge that its patent portfolio is a precursor to interoperability discussions. Monday, Microsoft shed that charade and announced an interoperability alliance with Red Hat for virtualization. Red Hat has long argued that patent discussions only cloud true interoperability, which is best managed through open source and open standards. Now it has got what it wanted; unlike the Novell-Microsoft agreements, there is no exclusionary patent deals or cross payments.
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News?
by Phobos on Tue 17th Feb 2009 02:11 UTC
Phobos
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2008-04-30

You mean, it's just like Sun's partnership with MS? http://www.microsoft.com/VIRTUALIZATION/partner-profile-sun.mspx

Do note that Sun's partnership includes the whole xVM portfolio, including xVM VDI, while Red Hat's only cover the hypervisor...

the news should be how late in the game Red Hat has gotten in the virtualization field.

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RE: News?
by Rahul on Tue 17th Feb 2009 04:00 in reply to "News?"
Rahul Member since:
2005-07-06

Red Hat has been doing virtualization stuff for atleast a few years now and acquired Qumranet, primary developers of KVM sometime ago as well. The important news is that interoperability efforts doesn't have to go with exclusionary patent deals.

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