This clears nothing up
Posted Nov 27, 2006 21:41 UTC (Mon) by lmb
In reply to: This clears nothing up
Parent article: Novell's IRC session on the Microsoft deal
Novell acknowledges the concerns of its customers, not that these concerns are valid. Even MS agrees that Novell did not make any concessions on this point: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2006/nov06/11-20...
As Novell itself is NOT covered by the agreement, Novell will continue to not ship any infringing code, and Novell's Open Source developers are never ever in danger of being exposed to such knowledge.
The major part of this deal is about the cooperation and interoperability - and that is nothing fundamentally new, Microsoft has been one of the key contributors to Xen all along, even when Xen was Linux/BSD only. If other companies see the business advantage in Open Source, why shouldn't Microsoft ;-)
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