You'll be gratified to know that Dan Bricklin's call for questions he could ask Novell and Microsoft about their patent deal and associated issues, and your questions in response, were noticed by one and all. There is going to be a postponement of the announced "Building Bridges" meeting originally announced for Monday, so both Microsoft and Novell can get different speakers to answer those questions. I think that's a good thing, as long as it's a postponement and not a cancellation, and I'm glad if they are taking the questions seriously. In any case, I wanted you to know since some of you might have been planning to attend on Monday. Don't show up Monday. Here's the notice from the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council:
There has been great interest in the "Microsoft & Novell Building Bridges" Mass Technology Leadership Council meeting that was scheduled for Monday, January 29th. After a review of the areas that would be covered by questions provided in advance by attendees, it became clear that there needed to be other speakers better able to address those issues. Unfortunately, they were not available to be added in time. In order to make the session worthwhile for everyone, we are going to postpone the Monday, January 29th, session, but hope to reschedule in the next few months. The Council thanks Microsoft and Novell for all the effort they have put, and continue to put, into making this event possible and to the attendees for helping us tailor the event to their needs.
I'll keep you posted on any new date. Meanwhile, both Novell and Microsoft are aware of your questions, and hopefully they are having deep thoughts.
Deep. Not cute.