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Three days ago we posted an interview with Justin Steinman, Director of Marketing for Linux & Open Platform Solutions for Novell. He answered some of our questions regarding the Novell-Microsoft deal. Now it's RedHat's turn for a session of Q&A on LinuxInterviews.com. We contacted RedHat Inc. and Mark Webbink agreed to answer some of our questions in regard with the Microsoft-Novell agreement, with more to come in the following days. Read below to find out what RedHat believes of this "unearthly" alliance and what they plan to do in the future.
LinuxInterviews.com: Given the recent announcement of the deal between Novell and Microsoft, would RedHat have accepted a similar deal?
Mark Webbink: We have not had the opportunity to review the Microvell deal in detail, but from what we have read in public reports, we cannot see that this arrangement is in the interests of the open source software community or end users.
LinuxInterviews.com: Why "Open Source Assurance" and why now?