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What does the recent Microsoft/Novell agreement really mean?

The end of Linux as we know it.
1 (20%)
The end of Microsoft as we know it.
0 (0%)
Microsoft finally woke up and smelled the coffee
0 (0%)
Nothing at all, tru$t me...
3 (60%)
None of the above.
1 (20%)

Total Members Voted: 5

Author Topic: Microsoft + Novell = ?  (Read 2467 times)

Edvard

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Microsoft + Novell = ?
« on: November 07, 2006, 04:42:30 PM »
Ok, so everybody has heard the news, what do you all think? I've heard everything from mild amusement to wild-eyed speculations on the imminency of disaster. I think the whole thing smells like money and that may be as far as it goes... a way for Novell to make money while upholding the ethics of Open Source and a way for Microsoft to make money off of something that is free. Of course I could be horribly, dangerously wrong.

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Re: Microsoft + Novell = ?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2006, 09:53:39 AM »
nut-n-honey...bidne$$ is bidne$$
« Last Edit: November 09, 2006, 10:00:16 AM by meruhl »

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Re: Microsoft + Novell = ?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2006, 02:43:28 AM »
 This sounds like  a win-win for the IT industry but more importantly the consumers.  We will have greater choice and peace of mind.  WE can deploy the best of open source and proprietary software side-by-side.  I am very excited to see where this leads the Tech industry.

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Re: Microsoft + Novell = ?
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2006, 02:55:55 PM »
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WE can deploy the best of open source and proprietary software side-by-side
*Ahem* IF you have a valid Microsoft License to do so... read the fine print.

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Re: Microsoft + Novell = ?
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2006, 06:00:06 PM »
I think it's just another episode in the war of FUD, patents, etc., after the SCO one failed.

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Re: Microsoft + Novell = ?
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2006, 06:23:06 PM »
Just check this:

Link: eWeek.com - Microsoft's Muglia Talks Longhorn, Novell and Java

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Since the advent of open-source software and its usage by business customers, there has been an open question about intellectual property. So this deal is a milestone in that it shows how commercial and open-source companies can work together to assure customers that when they acquire Novell SUSE's open-source technology they are in compliance with, and are respecting, all of the intellectual property that exists in the environment.

Easy to see where this is heading...

Bye!