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Linux-Watch: IBM Sees Novell/MS Deal Benefiting Linux

Nov 22, 2006, 14:30 (43 Talkback[s])
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"Just about everyone has expressed an opinion on the Novell/Microsoft patent agreement--except, that is, for the 800-pound gorilla of Linux: IBM. Today, Scott Handy, IBM's VP of Worldwide Linux and Open Source, decided that enough was enough and it was time to state IBM's position.

"In an interview with, Handy (pictured at left) opened by saying that, 'IBM has long supported interoperability between Windows and Linux. As supporters of open source and open standards,' he continued, 'we applaud any effort to bridge this gap...'"

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