Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Nov 2006 11:24 UTC
Novell and Ximian Microsoft will pay Novell USD 348 million up front, but Novell will return USD 200 million of that amount over five years. The specific numbers came in an a filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission made by Novell late Tuesday. "The financial commitments Microsoft is making as part of this agreement are significant," company CEO Ron Hovsepian said in a statement. In related news, Microsoft has denied that its patent deal with Novell is in breach of the GPL or will automatically spread Microsoft's patent protection to other Linux distributions.
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What's wrong plz ?
by Manuel FLURY on Wed 8th Nov 2006 14:37 UTC
Manuel FLURY
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2005-07-05

As a Linux user, can I expect a better interoperability between MS and Linux with this deal ?

Does the Linux community earn something, or is it just a way for Novell to get some money (Money has no smell) from something they don't own ?

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