[Novalug] Xandros joins the MS patent gang.
David A. Cafaro
dac at cafaro.net
Mon Jun 4 18:12:58 EDT 2007
On Jun 4, 2007, at 5:23 PM, gregory pryzby wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 04, 2007 at 05:10:14PM -0400, Angelo Bertolli wrote:
>> Joel Fouse wrote:
>>> Yeah, Bob Muglia announced it at the keynote this morning at Tech Ed
>>> (which I have the dubious pleasure of attending). He was in the
>>> middle of
>>> a bit about how Microsoft has been getting more interoperable
>>> lately, such
>>> as working with vendors like JBoss.
>> So in other words RedHat?
> say it isn't so! RH has publically blasted ANYONE who talks with MS
> and said they would never pay ransom or be blackmailed, etc.
> But, yes, Red Hat owns JBoss, so if 'JBoss' is talking w/ MS, then Red
> Hat is
If they are talking to MS about interoperability that's fine with
me. Even better if it's an OpenSource way of interoperability.
It's when they make "patent" or IP packs (like Novel and now Xandros)
that threaten my future choice and my freedom to implement the
technology I see as the most effective, that's when I will get pissed.
I guess, as always, we will have to wait and see...
David A. Cafaro <dac at cafaro.net>
Cafaro's Ramblings: www.cafaro.net
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