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    Out for a week

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    I'd like to thank all of you who have been commenting on the blog this past week or so. I have been reading them all and have been including that feedback into our work on the covenant. After months of working more hours per week than is healthy, I'll...
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    Thank You For The Feedback

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    Most of the time I try to respond to the comments that come into my blog. There has been a rush of comments since the linking of my posting to a few news articles. 1) Thank you for the comments - I know many of you are skeptical about this process...
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    Interoperability Vendor Alliance

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    One of the foundational elements to Microsoft’s delivering interoperability by design is working with community. Yesterday we took an important step in encouraging ongoing, constructive communication about interoperability among software vendors. The...
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    Your Input Requested

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    One of the key elements in the Novell / Microsoft Collaboration announcement from last week was a patent covenant that was intended to provide non-commercial, individual open source developers with the coverage necessary for them to develop code without...
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    Joint or Separate - The Content Matters

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    UPDATED Nov. 10 I have changed the content on the MS website - follow the links in this posting. Also, check out the comments to this post as there is a good conversation going on. ************ In a recent post up on the KDEdevelopers.org site...
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    Interoperability - Novell/Microsoft Collab Day 2

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    This has been a crazy few days around Microsoft. I have not slept much, nor have the folks on the deal team, in the product groups, on the PR team, at our PR agency, and in conversations with the Novell guys they are in pretty much the same condition...
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    Novell and Microsoft Build A Bridge

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    Today Microsoft and Novell signed, and announced, a landmark collaboration agreement for building bridges between Linux and Windows. The two companies agreed to a technical and IP collaboration agreement that builds a bridge between the worlds of Linux...
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    Interoperability Through Community - Zend/Microsoft Tech Collab

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    UPDATED 11/1 with links at bottom: Bill Hilf and his team have done another tech collab deal that makes a huge amount of sense to me. Zend and Microsoft announced yesterday that the two companies are going to work together to make the PHP scripting...
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