Door open to open-source pacts

The pact between Microsoft and Novell has led to widespread speculation over the long-term impact on the adoption of open-source software. Under the deal, the companies will work on ways to enable Novell's Linux distribution, Suse, and Microsoft's Windows operating system to work better together. Microsoft's Bill Hilf, GM for platform strategy, spoke further about the deal addressing how Microsoft views its intellectual property relative to Linux.

Door open to open-source pacts.