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]: PJ
by elsewhere on Wed 24th Nov 2010 02:04 UTC in reply to "RE: PJ"
elsewhere
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2005-07-13

"Paging Pamela Jones ... I repeat, paging Pamela Jones.


PJ pontificating on this deal:
http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20101122130625952

Her suggestion is that it might be about Wordperfect IP.
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Novell sold WordPerfect to Corel long ago, but Novell still has an anti-trust case against MS from when they owned it. MS may be paying off Novell to end the suit as part of this purchase, but they won't be obtaining the IP.

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