Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Nov 2010 19:53 UTC
Novell and Ximian We were well aware that Novell had put itself on the market, coyly winking at passers-by, displaying its... Assets. VMware was a contender, but things have played out entirely different: Novell has been bought by Attachmate Corp., with a Microsoft-led consortium buying unspecified intellectual property from Novell.
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RE[2]: patents?
by Praxis on Mon 22nd Nov 2010 20:54 UTC in reply to "RE: patents?"
Praxis
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2009-09-17

I think I'm confusing copyright with patents.
I'm never quite sure whether software code fall under copyright or patents.


The actual code is under copyright.

The ideas behind the code are under patents.

Patents area far more dangerous, you can always rewrite code, but hacking around very general concepts is much much harder.

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