But I’m really not sure where I stand on this.
On the one hand, there’s a chance that this could help FOSS and interoperability, but at the same time, Microsoft is a company. Companies want to make profit – as much of the damn stuff as possible; and MS will make more profit in a world without FOSS. I just can’t help thinking this is the first stage of embrance, extend and extinguish.
I really hope Novell aren’t stabbing the community in the back. Only time will tell, I guess.
I’ll certainly be listening to the Novell Open Audio on this subject, to hear their point of view.