Interop Alliance for Friends Only?
Microsoft has been on an interoperability kick lately, starting with the detente
with Sun a year or two ago, and then the deal with Novell to help ensure that
Windows and Linux servers (with a dash of desktop) work together.
This week, Microsoft announced the Interop
Vendor Alliance. So who are the enemies that have joined hands under this
Microsoft-sponsored umbrella? Why, there's Sun and Novell. Oh, right, they're
Well, there are bitter rivals AMD and Citrix, sworn enemies Quest Software
and NEC, and longtime foes BEA and Siemens.
Now, if Apple, Red Hat, IBM and RealNetworks all joined up, then I'd be impressed.
Posted by Doug Barney on November 16, 2006 at 11:52 AM