Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Apr 2007 18:53 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE As reported by Slashdot, debate has risen over ClearType in Linux. OpenSUSE recently disabled this technology, saying "that this feature is covered by several Microsoft patents and should not be activated in any default build of the library". Other websites have picked up on this as well: "The strange thing is though: no matter the fact that Novell and Microsoft are now buddies, openSUSE still has to be concerned about the ClearType patents!"
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what is wrong with that ?
by trenchsol on Tue 10th Apr 2007 23:55 UTC
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Novell is US company and they respect the laws of their country. Microsoft will not go to court as long as deal is on, but that does not mean that Novell can steal their property. The deal just means that they will settle the matters quietly.

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