Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2007 07:55 UTC, submitted by Augusto
Novell and Ximian "Two months ago, the Brazilian Linux community gathered around BR-Linux invited Novell to answer 10 questions sent and selected by the users, about the company's stance on Linux, open source, licenses, document formats and other subjects." "Novell has been very consistent on this issue and we have publicly stated that we do not believe that Linux infringes on any Microsoft patents. That being said, our agreement with Microsoft takes the patent issue off the table for customers. We have simply made the patent issue a non-event as part of a customer buying decision."
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by raver31 on Thu 27th Sep 2007 08:14 UTC
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once again the issue of Novell, Microsoft and patents comes up.
how many times in how many discussions does it have to be noted that both Microsoft and Novell have made a no sue policy with each other.
it simply means that in the future neither company can get the lawyers out over stupid stuff like double-click and slide bars.

if you would like it broken down in laymans terms here is an example.

during the cold war, nato had nuclear missles,(patents), purely to retaliate against the nuclear missiles,(patents) from the soviet block.
lately, the allied coalition has been invlolved in a conflict in iraq, trying to remove the wepons of mass destruction, (patents) from a corrupt government.

we are never told one side is good and one side is evil

oh, wait....

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