Microsoft and Novell Linux Partnership

I’ve gotten quite a few questions about what this partnership means, but I think the best response is to point people to Bill Hilf on Port25.


Bill is the GM for platform strategy and the original guy who got the Linux/OSS interoperability lab started at Microsoft and the person who I would expect to be the most informed concerning key aspects of the Novell agreement.

At the end of the day, this type of agreement isn’t going to make me a fan of Novell SUSE security any more than the big existing relationship between Windows and Oracle makes me a fan of Oracle’s security.  In both cases, they need to acknowledge the need to raise the bar on security quality and implement an SDL-like process.

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Jeff Jones

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Jeff Jones a 27-year security industry professional that has spent the last decade at Microsoft working with enterprise CSOs and Microsoft's internal teams to drive practical and measurable security improvements into Microsoft products and services. Additionally, Jeff analyzes vulnerability trends Read more »