Microsoft and Novell announces expanding open-source software alliance to China

Microsoft and Novell have announced they were expanding their alliance in making patent-protected and open-source programs interoperable into the hot China market. The firms said on Sunday they are putting "particular emphasis" on China because increasingly sophisticated businesses rely on combinations of software based on Microsoft's Windows operating systems and non-proprietary Linux systems. Free Linux […]

Microsoft and Novell have announced they were expanding their alliance in making patent-protected and open-source programs interoperable into the hot China market.

The firms said on Sunday they are putting "particular emphasis" on China because increasingly sophisticated businesses rely on combinations of software based on Microsoft's Windows operating systems and non-proprietary Linux systems.

Free Linux operating systems are popular in emerging markets such as China, India and Brazil, according to Novell vice president of global strategic alliances Susan Heystee.

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