Red Hat Responds to Microsoft/Novell "Collaboration" Effort
Posted on: 11/06/2006 09:04 PM

Red Hat general counsel, Mark Webbink has some pretty tough comments regarding last week's announcement of the Microsoft/Novell collaboration effort to promote interoperability and support between their respective platforms.
Between last week and this one, it is clear that the two largest software vendors in the world perceive Linux to be at least on the same plane as they are. [Microsoft and Novell] have got to respect what we have done.

Having said that, does Red Hat think either of them has taken the right approach, now that Microsoft and Novell have made 'Microvell'? They've gone off the road a bit, we think, but we are feeling good about the attention that has been brought to Linux.
That was actually a pretty tame quote. The "tough comments" I referenced earlier included things like "Red Hat will be the only Linux commercial vendor left standing, Microsoft support or not."

Definitely worth a read.




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