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Re: [opensuse] Re: subpixel hinting: why not out of the box?
- From: "L. Mark Stone" <mark.stone@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 10:31:12 -0400 (EDT)
- Message-id: <6545492.274671192199472455.JavaMail.root@viognier>
----- "Cristian Rodriguez" <crrodriguez@xxxxxxx> wrote:
| L. Mark Stone escribió:
| > but with the MS-Novell deal I would have expected the installer in
| 10.3 would have this available as an out-of-the-box option.
| Then you did not understand at all what the deal is about. go and
| the FAQ.
| "You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people
| stop reading them." --Ray Bradbury
| Cristian Rodríguez R.
| SUSE LINUX Products GmbH
| Research & Development
I appreciate your monitoring this discussion list and your suggestion in principle.
I did read the FAQ. I also did media and technology mergers and acquisitions for thirteen years, and multi-million dollar software development and licensing deals in private industry thereafter, so I have some experience with software contracts and transactions.
My read of the relevant portion of the FAQ at the time the deal was announced was that Novell and MS would pursue cross-licensing transactions to further interoperability between the two platforms and protect Novell Linux users from IP infringement actions that Microsoft may bring.
Cleartype IMHO falls into this category, and since so much time has passed since the MS-Novell deal was announced, I was surprised that this very visible benefit to LCD users had not been acted upon by the time 10.3 was released.
We are a small Novell customer, with only a handful of SLES licenses, but our consulting engagements extend to current Novell shops with thousands of seats, and we have been asked by clients specifically about this issue. One client is evaluating a Linux vs. Windows Terminal Server farm and screen readability figures prominently in their selection criteria.
What would be helpful would be an official position announcement from Novell regarding the timeframe, if any, for making Cleartype functionality available to Novell Linux users.
What can you do to help us get official clarity from Novell on this issue?
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