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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RE[2]: patents
by apokryphos on Thu 27th Sep 2007 09:48 UTC in reply to "RE: patents"
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That is pure nonsense. Most of the agreement was already released please read it. There is an explicit point saying "NO PARTY, BY SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT, ADMITS TO ANY FORM OF PATENT INFRINGEMENT". Novell have also stated it a million times (and at least 5 times in that article). How clear could it be?

That kind of reasoning is just full of fallacies and doesn't help anyone.

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