[Novalug] Cripes: MS Sells Novell to Walmart
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Wed Jan 24 12:32:13 EST 2007
- this WalMart CTO sounds ill-informed and somewhat
ignorant... Wally World's IT infrastructure should
grow some 'nads - the company has deep pockets due to
the 'Always Low Prices,' and could easily smoke out
any MSFT-financed legal action...
- it will be great once SCOX dies...
--- Ben Creitz <creitz at gmail.com> wrote:
> It is very interesting to watch business play out
> after the deal
> between MS and Novell, but I hope that we don't
> treat it is as
> controversy every time MS actually sells Novell
> vouchers to somebody.
> That was part of the deal, and now MS is doing it.
> What else did we
> Here's what I find interesting. It is from
> (Nancy Stewart is the Wal-Mart CTO and Senior VP):
> 'Questions over intellectual property are a "huge
> problem," Stewart
> said. The company now uses Linux in the data center
> of its current Web
> presence but had some trepidation with the idea of
> expanding it a much
> larger operation.
> "To think about using it pervasively, we were very
> concerned about
> it," she said. The larger Web operation would have
> higher legal exposure."'
> Assume she is telling the truth, i.e. she has real
> legal concerns.
> Whether or not they are unfounded is beside the
> point if CTOs of large
> business are having them. What would it take to
> mitigate the FUD?
> Somebody being taken to court by MS, and MS losing?
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