Update: Here are a few more links:
- ZDNet blog: “This Microsoft-Novell partnership’s not all it’s cracked up to be”
You know a partnership isn’t all it’s cracked up to be when the parties involved need to spend more time explaining (and defending) themselves than actually delivering on what was promised.
- ZDNet/David Berlind: “Novell and Microsoft enter into late night spitting match over $40M ‘IP payoff’”
Something has apparently gone terribly awry in the recent legal pact betweenand . No doubt, as it was signed, hands were being shaken and there was some agreement over the messaging that would go out once the agreement was made public.
- ComputerWorld blog: “Novell to Ballmer: No patent problems here (and stupid CIO)”
- InfoWorld: “Beware of Redmondians bearing gifts: What’s really behind Microsoft’s interoperability agreements?”
The reality is that for every Windows Server that Microsoft doesn�t sell, it is in danger of losing the entire stack, the services, and the applications on top of it.