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Turbolinux Drinks Microsoft's IP-Protection Kool-Aid

Oct 23, 2007, 12:00 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"Microsoft and Turbolinux, a major Linux distributor in Japan and China, announced on Oct. 22 that they had signed a business deal that advances Linux-Microsoft Windows Server interoperability, furthers research and development collaboration, and provides IP (intellectual property) assurances for Turbolinux users.

"This isn't the first time that Turbolinux has worked with Microsoft. Indeed, in 2004, Turbolinux was the first major Linux distributor to make a deal with Microsoft. In that agreement, Turbolinux got the rights to ship a media player that could legally play movies and music encoded in Microsoft's proprietary WMF (Windows Media Format). Then, in July, Turbolinux joined the Microsoft-sponsored Open XML-Open Document Format Translator Project..."

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