Red Hat, Microsoft Talk Tux

By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2007-07-03 Print this article Print

Opinion: A potential partnership between Red Hat and Microsoft makes great business sense, no matter what some Linux fans will say about the idea. (Linux-Watch)

We knew that in 2006, Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik held talks with Microsoft concerning a patent deal. Once Microsoft and Novell signed an agreement, those talks were history. In fact, Red Hat made a point of spitting on the Microsoft-Novell deal. That was then. This is now. On July 3, according to Paul Cormier, Red Hats executive vice president of engineering, said