Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Jan 2007 20:41 UTC, submitted by WillM
Novell and Ximian Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores is contracting with Microsoft and Novell - Microsoft's preferred Linux partner - to build out the company's Web operations, according to a Wal-Mart executive. On Tuesday, Microsoft and Novell are expected to announce that Wal-Mart is the latest customer to purchase both Microsoft software and support certificates for Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Server.
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by twenex on Wed 24th Jan 2007 08:39 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
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You are completely wrong in your statement wal-mart could still be held responsible because they were infact running their business on the platform. That is why idemnification exists. You may want to brush up on your law. Think SCO, and Daimler-Chrystler

No, it is YOU who is completely wrong. You can't be held liable for using a product by someone who has used a technology in that product, which is patented by someone else.

Dunno if you've noticed, but the SCO cases are dead in the water for precisely that reason. The people who actually paid SCO for the "rights" to use Linux must be feeling pretty stupid. They certainly look it.

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