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Re: Red Hat CEO Says He Talked Patents with Microsoft (Reuters)



On Fri, Jun 29, 2007 at 09:01:21 +0530,
  Rahul Sundaram <sundaram fedoraproject org> wrote:
> Gregory Maxwell wrote:
> >http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,2151908,00.asp
> >
> >In an interview with Reuters, Szulik declined to say whether his
> >company is now in negotiations with Microsoft over signing such a
> >patent agreement.
> >
> >"I can't answer the question," he said.
> 
> I don't see how this is on topic in this. At any rate Red Hat has 
> already clarified it's position on both the interoperability and patent 
> fronts several times now.

The article seemed to be pretty slanted as well. There was no reason given
why not making a patent deal with Microsoft should cause people to jump
to Novell. In my biased experience the comments I have seen have indicated
that people were more likely to drop SUSE for RHEL because of this rather
than the other way around.


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