Intellectual property may be off the table, for now, but it sure seems like Red Hat and Microsoft are still dancing around coming to some kind of partnership relationship.
In a recent eWEEK news story by Peter Galli, Horacio Gutierrez, Microsofts vice president of intellectual property and licensing, said, "Red Hat and Microsoft have previously had conversations about interoperability, but none of our recent conversations have included discussions about intellectual property cooperation."
Ah! Notice the start of the last phrase, "none of our recent conversations." So, they are still talking.