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Novell and Ximian A demonstration of the next release of Novell's Linux for desktops drew cheers and applause Wednesday, although the final version of the software is not expected for some months. Nat Friedman, the company's vice president of Linux desktop engineering, showed Novell Linux Desktop 10 playing videos and MP3 music files, and exchanging music and photos with an iPod and a digital camera, in a keynote presentation at the Solutions Linux conference and trade show on the outskirts of Paris.
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RE[7]: Novell Shows Off
by segedunum on Thu 2nd Feb 2006 09:33 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Novell Shows Off"
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A lot of people don't really appreciate this and tend to think along the lines of "OMG if you decode an MP3 in America Fraunhofer will set the FBI on you!!!"

That exactly describes the situation. Because lawyers and corporate people at Novell, Red Hat and other places have no backbone they think "Oh my God" and cough up for the slightest thing. I am pretty disappointed that Novell, Red Hat and Ubuntu are caving into something that has no real legal basis, and appearing to give a ridiculously general patent legal weight.

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