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[5]: patents?
by lemur2 on Tue 23rd Nov 2010 00:28 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: patents?"
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but do you think some WordPerfect IP is worth 2 billion to Microsoft? there must be more to it i have the gut feeling they are planning on going after Android/Linux

Well, there is a lawsuit against Microsoft in progress at this moment over Wordperfect IP. This purchase may well kill that lawsuit.

However, having said that, your speculation could indeed turn out to be entirely correct.

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