The other side of Microsoft+Novell

When I reported yesterday on the Microsoft-Novell deal, I didn't really look in much detail at the other side of the argument that this was a bad move for FOSS in general.

There has been quite a backlash from some people about this move, and they seem to have valid counter-arguments. For example, this Technocrat article is strongly against this move.

There are two significant announcements. First, that Novell ...

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Aftermath of the Microsoft-Novell deal

In case you didn't get the news, yesterday, Microsoft signed a deal with Novell, meaning that:

As part of the deal, all future litigation against Novell will be halted, including patent infringement disputes. Microsoft will begin offering sales support and technical support for Novell SuSE Linux, an open source operating system available in several versions, including OpenSuSE (community developed) and SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (Novell developed, includes proprietary applications ...

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Zend to work with Microsoft to improve PHP on Windows

Reg Developer is reporting that Zend (a company who offer many commercial services based around PHP) are going to work with Microsoft to improve support for PHP on Windows Server.

Zend are planning to build professional-grade builds of the PHP software specially designed and optimised for Windows Server, both the 2003 release Microsoft have out now and the upcoming Longhorn Server (as yet no final name) which will arrive after ...

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