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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RE: So in other words...
by PlatformAgnostic on Wed 8th Nov 2006 18:19 UTC in reply to "So in other words..."
PlatformAgnostic
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Those docs were never meant to be published openly. They were just meant to be available to European businesses on Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory licensing terms. The whole EU case was never about open-sourcing SMB/CIFS networking, which is why I think it was such a waste (they forced MSFT to produce a huge wad of docs that no one is seriously going to read, because it's always been easier to just build your own client-side redirector than to figure out someone else's complicated RPC protocol).

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