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

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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