SearchOpenSource: With Microsoft-Novell Partnership, IP Takes Center Stage

[ Thanks to Jane Walker for this link.

SearchOpenSource.com: Can you explain what your company
will now do in regards to this new partnership?

Tolliver: The announcement was significant
because I think it raises the attention level in the software world
regarding this question of being an informed consumer of software
matters. We are in what we call mixed code world of open source and
commercial software. And there you have [Microsoft CEO Steve
Ballmer, the ultimate representative of commercial software saying
that this partnership is a reality. The net of this is that they
are going to do things with SUSE Linux from technical standpoint,
where virtualization is a sharp point of that spear, but in my
opinion it’s equal in importance and interest to the intellectual
property side of things…”

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