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 NotParker on Wed 8th Nov 2006 18:01 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Why so hard on Novell?"
NotParker
Member since:
2006-06-01

Too bad for Novell. One does not ink a deal with the devil and get to walk away with a free soul.

Let me get this straight.

Novell (before it buys SUS) = Evil Proprietary Software Vendor

Novell (after it buys SUSE) = Heaven Sent Angel

Novell (after Microsoft deal) = Excommunicated Evil Scum


Do I have it right?

So if Microsoft buys RedHat they AUTOMATICALLY become GOOD?

Cool!

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deanlinkous Member since:
2006-06-19

Close...maybe...

Novell (before it buys SUS) = Evil Proprietary Software Vendor that got its azz kicked by MS and feels like MS owes it.

Novell (after it buys SUSE) = Heaven Sent Angel, not quite but certainly a welcome addition that we think is in it for the right reasons seeing how they got their azz kicked by MS.

Novell (after Microsoft deal) = Excommunicated Evil Scum that is likely either helping MS kill off other commercial linux(s) and then wants to compete with MS again or helping MS kill off other commercial Linux(s) and then selling out to MS to get a load of cash that it feels MS owes it in regard to the first azz kicking.

I also think it may just be the second azz kicking that MS is going to lay on Novell and this time Novell bentover and asked for it.

THAT is about it I think.;)

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