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[News] Novell 'Interoperability' Just a Hoax (Microsoft's Hidden Plan)

  • Subject: [News] Novell 'Interoperability' Just a Hoax (Microsoft's Hidden Plan)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 12:13:30 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
The other 20% on Novell or, When interop isn't

,----[ Quote ]
| To paraphrase: interoperability is not about standards but rather about 
| patent agreements that lock out customers and third parties, and instead 
| creates interoperability between two consenting firms.  
| [...]
| I know Microsoft sees this. It's part of the plan. I just wish Novell could 
| see this. 



Moonlight and the dupe quiz? Microsoft or Novell?

,----[ Quote ]
| Microsoft doesn't respect Novell. Microsoft uses Novell. Novell has a 
| temporary use for Microsoft as its sycophant to "prove" that Microsoft cares 
| about interoperability. "See! We interoperate with Linux, provided that it's 
| a Linux we can crush at a moment's notice the minute too many of you care 
| about it. We'll even keep tabs on your Linux adoption with our nifty coupon 
| program."     
| Novell needs to keep growing its Linux business independent of Microsoft. 
| Then, and only then, will it be able to talk interoperability with Microsoft 
| as an equal and then, and only then, will customers truly benefit. Customers 
| that are locked into the Microsoft + Novell platform are not any more free 
| than they were with just Microsoft. In fact, they may be worse off, because 
| they've been duped into believing they actually have freedom.     
| Watching shadows on the wall....


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