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Microsoft and Red Hat Team Up On Virtualization 168

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the don't-go-the-way-of-the-novell-bird dept.
mjasay writes "For years Microsoft has insisted that open-source vendors acknowledge its patent portfolio as a precursor to interoperability discussions. Today, Microsoft shed that charade and announced an interoperability alliance with Red Hat for virtualization. The nuts-and-bolts of the agreement are somewhat pedantic, providing for Red Hat to validate Windows Server guests to be supported on Red Hat Enterprise virtualization technologies, and other technical support details. But the real crux of the agreement is what isn't there: patents. Red Hat has long held that open standards and open APIs are the key to interoperability, even as Microsoft insisted patents play a critical role in working together, and got Novell to buy in. Today, Red Hat's vision seems to have won out with an interoperability deal heavy on technical integration and light on lawyers."
Patents

+ - Duke Fellow on GPLv3 and the SoftwarePatent Menace->

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andy_from_nc
andy_from_nc writes "Recently the Triange Linux Users' Group (which meets at the Raleigh, NC Red Hat HQ on NCSU campus) hosted Sapna Kuma speaking on GPLv3 and more particularly about the Microsoft Patent menace. The videos are now up on iBiblio in both MP4 and OGM (OGG for video). I've also posted links to torrents and will update with mirrors on here.

The talk raised some important issues and raises a call to action for the entire "FLOSS" community on battling the Microsoft menace of patents. The video is okay (the other camera failed) and the audio is decent with captions of the key questions."

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Comment: Re:Interesting (Score 1) 77

by caillon (#18359295) Attached to: SELinux by Example

It's unlikely that you would ever be running SELinux without knowing it. Yes, it comes with distros like RHEL4, but it's not turned on.
It's enabled in enforcing mode by default in Fedora Core 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. See how unobtrusive it is? People don't even know it's on ;-)

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." -- Albert Einstein

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