[SASAG] Repent!! The end is near!

W Ryan Merrick wrmine at sdf.lonestar.org
Fri Nov 3 17:55:17 PST 2006

On Thu, 2 Nov 2006, Leeland wrote:

-Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2006 16:35:33 -0800
-From: Leeland <leeland06 at greydragon.com>
-To: Seattle Area System Administrators Guild <members at lists.sasag.org>
-Subject: [SASAG] Repent!! The end is near!
-You will not believe this, Microsoft supporting Linux!
-Almost a unbelievable announcement was made today by Microsoft and
-Novell. Microsoft is entering partnering with Novell to boost the
-Linux operating system. Under the pact, Microsoft will offer sales
-support of Suse Linux, owned and supported by Novell. The two
-companies have also agreed to develop technologies to make it easier
-for users to run both Suse Linux and Microsoft's Windows on their
-Official press releases at:
-Recorded news conference at:
-Could this be real? If so it might make our lives easier down the road.
-- Leeland
-Members mailing list
-Members at lists.sasag.org

I like this part about patent rights:

"As part of this agreement, Microsoft will provide a covenant not to 
assert its patent rights against customers who have purchased SUSE Linux 
Enterprise Server or other covered products from Novell, and Novell will 
provide an identical covenant to customers who have a licensed version of 
Windows or other covered products from Microsoft."

To protect yourself from Microsoft buy a SUSE Linux license..

I wonder if the developed technologies will be released as GPL, but in 
limited capacity..

Ryan Merrick
wrmine at sdf.lonestar.org
SDF Public Access UNIX System

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