04 June 2007

No Xmas Cards for Xandros

Well, it looks like the world of free software can cross another company off its Christmas card list:

Microsoft and Linux distributor Xandros announced on Monday a technical and legal collaboration, the latest step in the software giant's ongoing program to partner with open-source companies.

Over the next five years, the two companies said, they will work on improving interoperability between their servers to improve systems management.

The pact calls for Microsoft to provide patent covenants for Xandros customers that ensure they are not infringing on Microsoft's intellectual property, according to the companies.

Er, didn't another company recently do something similar? With rather negative consequences...?

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