The agreement marks a change of course for Microsoft, which has spent years trying to defeat open-source software. The growing popularity of Linux servers has increased Microsoft's customer's needs for the two technologies to work together.
The source said on condition of anonymity that Microsoft planned to announce the collaboration on Thursday at a news conference attended by Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer and Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian.Continue At SourceWOW, see the webcast now live or later when it is made availableOfficial Press Release:
The companies also announce a patent agreement covering proprietary and open source products.
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