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Andreas Jaeger: openSUSE and Microsoft

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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.

Full Story.

I feel bad for him.

I know everyone on the openSUSE project wants to make the MS/Novell deal a good thing, you just can't unfortunately. I wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.

EDIT: I seldom post without an edit.

re: I feel bad for him

rex_binary wrote:

I know everyone on the openSUSE project wants to make the MS/Novell deal a good thing, you just can't unfortunately. I wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.

I do too. It's a shame. Some of them were speaking of pulling their code while others just shrugged their shoulders. They are in a bad spot ...the proverbial "rock and hard place." Who knows what is the right thing to do?


EDIT: I seldom post without an edit.

teehee! You ain't alone there. Wink

You talk the talk, but do you waddle the waddle?

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