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 patent deal are we talking about?
by cfaak on Wed 11th Apr 2007 03:55 UTC
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I am confused when did MS and Novell trade any patent rights.

The "Big patent Deal between Novell and MS" Was a simple agreement not to sue the customers of the other business. No rights to use the patents of the the other company was attached!!!

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