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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It's all about chess
by bibe on Wed 8th Nov 2006 18:07 UTC
bibe
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2005-07-09

I think Ms has a hard time compeeting with linux now because linux companies fight on a different level, they want to bring them in their ring on teir playfield and Novell is just a means to a goal. Pay some money loose a battle, win the game, MS has a long breath and can easy plan 5 turns ahead.

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