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eWeek: Microsoft's Muglia Talks Longhorn, Novell and Java

Nov 20, 2006, 17:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

"Novell filed an 8-K recently in which it said that you have agreed not to do a similar deal with another Linux vendor to encourage the adoption of Linux and Windows virtualization solutions through a subscription certificate program. Doesn't that go against all your talk of wanting to get agreements with the other Linux vendors?

"We do want to be open to everybody, but there is no limitation in the agreement that prevents us from working with the other distribution vendors to get a similar set of intellectual property patent protections for their customers, and we very much would like to make that happen as it's good for customers and the other distribution vendors..."

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