"Things don't always go smoothly when you try to mix the world
of open source with the world of proprietary commercial software.
Sometimes those worlds collide. All too often, proprietary vendors
are all too willing to ride roughshod over open source to further
their own interests. And then again, sometimes it works the other
"Case in point: the current hubbub over virtualization support
in the Linux kernel. Virtual servers are all the rage, and the
current technology darling in the Linux world is a project called
Xen, an open source hypervisor that lets you run multiple instances
of Linux on a single machine. Support for Xen is a much-touted
feature of Novell's new Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10. But not
every vendor is so bullish..."
"Here we can read a VMware PR stunt, dated August 7, signed by
someone posed as a Infoworld editor. Meanwhile, we can read a
longish thread, started August 3, in the xen-devel mailing list
where, guess what, people from VMware actively intervene, where
real progress is beeing made, and consensus are being
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