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 22:18 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Why so hard on Novell?"
twenex
Member since:
2006-04-21

To re-quote your first post "we haven't actually heard of ONE yet that Linux may be violating". I've just shown you that there may be 27 MS ones and quite a few more non MS ones.

No, you've shown me that you and someone else think there may be 27 unspecified ones. That isn't showing any of them in the flesh.

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RE[8]: Why so hard on Novell?
by Vargol on Thu 9th Nov 2006 11:31 in reply to "RE[7]: Why so hard on Novell?"
Vargol Member since:
2006-02-28

Then please stop using the word MAY, it implies you have not even heard of the possibility that there are patents being infringed.

I have show that there is a possibility that is true, someone claims to have done a study, and claims that infringing code is there.

To effectively counter my argument you must now prove that study bogus or firm up your claims to something like "we haven't actually heard of any specific patent that Linux is violating" which has a totally different meaning.

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RE[9]: Why so hard on Novell?
by twenex on Thu 9th Nov 2006 11:40 in reply to "RE[8]: Why so hard on Novell?"
twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

Very well. We haven't actually heard of any specific patent that Linux is violating.

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