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

Nov 09, 2006, 16:45 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Loftus)

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"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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