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[7]: Why so hard on Novell?
by twenex on Wed 8th Nov 2006 15:56 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Why so hard on Novell?"
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If you already know MS tacticts then why is this surprising to you?

It ain't.

It Is even a better reason to keep your head cold and not spread FUD, because doing it just makes MS stronger, .

Good point.

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