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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Last week Novell and Microsoft announced a cooperation. I'd like to write a bit about what the announcement means especially for openSUSE.
The announcement covers three areas:
* A technical cooperation agreement were Novell and Microsoft will work together in the areas of virtualization, web services management and document format compatibility.
* A patent cooperation.
* A business cooperation between Novell and Microsoft
The business cooperation does not directly affect us at openSUSE at all.
The technical cooperation affects us in so far that the outcome of the work will end finally in the openSUSE distribution, e.g. the changes will go in the OpenOffice repository and then find its way into openSUSE.