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Microsoft signs Linux compatibility deal

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Microsoft announced this morning it has signed an historic agreement with the Linux Foundation guaranteeing compatibility between Windows and Linux going forward.

Software Freedom Law Center head Eben Moglen began the move last week when he sent a delegation to Redmond during negotiations which resulted in the recent cross-license deal between Microsoft and TomTom.

His Columbia-trained lawyers were accompanied by a new hire, attorney Vito Soprano, formerly of the firm Dewey, Cheatham & Howe in Hoboken, New Jersey, who said he made Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer an offer he could not refuse.

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