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 09:50 UTC in reply to "RE: patents"
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It's "Novell" by the way, not "Novel". Anyway:

> Novel cried foul, but hasnít actually done anything to stop or reverse the damage (fear) they have helped Microsoft spread.

This is not true. They've persistently said that Microsoft have no grounding on that point at all. So really it just makes Microsoft look silly.

> Novel may have been naive

Which part of Novell getting a lot of money, boosting its Linux engineering team significantly, selling more copies of SUSE Linux Enterprise, growing stocks... is Novell looking "naive"?

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