Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Dec 2006 22:26 UTC
Novell and Ximian The first fruit of the recently announced Novell/Microsoft interoperability agreement arrived on Dec. 4, with Novell's announcement that its version of the OpenOffice productivity suite will now support the Microsoft Office Open XML format. The release candidate of Novell's modified version of OpenOffice.org 2.02 is now available for Windows for free download by registered Novell users.
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RE: Tinfoil Hats
by Temcat on Tue 5th Dec 2006 08:29 UTC in reply to "Tinfoil Hats"
Temcat
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2005-10-18

A limited patent license without enumeration of the specific patents doesn't not look that open (they don't give you a license for all patents related to Open XML). An independent legal analysis of the patent license and patent search is needed before it can be characterized as truly open.

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