Microsoft deal good for Linux - Novell SA chief
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| More Linux companies should look at striking a deal with Microsoft.
| This is the line from Novell SA country manager Stafford Masie who was
| speaking at the CITI Foss Forum in Cape Town last week.
| "This deal is not an exclusive arrangement with Microsoft. We are
| encouraging Redhat, Ubuntu and others to consider a similar agreement
| with Microsoft. We are encouraging them ... especially from a
| patent perspective," said Masie.
| "We encourage Shuttleworth and the folks to go and do what we've
| done. Investigate what we've done. Don't be fanatical about it
| but take a look at it," said Masie.
| Masie said that the free software community should "embrace
They move on to saying some fury-inspiring things about patents, encouraging
their use while saying that they hinder innovation.