Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Nov 2006 11:24 UTC
Novell and Ximian Microsoft will pay Novell USD 348 million up front, but Novell will return USD 200 million of that amount over five years. The specific numbers came in an a filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission made by Novell late Tuesday. "The financial commitments Microsoft is making as part of this agreement are significant," company CEO Ron Hovsepian said in a statement. In related news, Microsoft has denied that its patent deal with Novell is in breach of the GPL or will automatically spread Microsoft's patent protection to other Linux distributions.
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RE: SCO/Novell Ownership of Linux
by Kishe on Wed 8th Nov 2006 15:13 UTC in reply to "SCO/Novell Ownership of Linux"
Kishe
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2006-02-16

I thin Microsoft is creating second apple from Novel...soon you'll see microsoft buying whole lot of Novell shares and then give Novel all freebies that makes linux - windows interoperatibility(sp) top notch and ensure novel crushes any chances for other linux companies to grow while decoying their monopoly by having a "strong competant" that they net money from tough.

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