Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2007 07:55 UTC, submitted by Augusto
Novell and Ximian "Two months ago, the Brazilian Linux community gathered around BR-Linux invited Novell to answer 10 questions sent and selected by the users, about the company's stance on Linux, open source, licenses, document formats and other subjects." "Novell has been very consistent on this issue and we have publicly stated that we do not believe that Linux infringes on any Microsoft patents. That being said, our agreement with Microsoft takes the patent issue off the table for customers. We have simply made the patent issue a non-event as part of a customer buying decision."
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RE[2]: patents
by BluenoseJake on Thu 27th Sep 2007 15:17 UTC in reply to "RE: patents"
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"Novel made money off the deal. Microsoft paid them. When Microsoft betrayed them, Novel cried foul, but hasnít actually done anything to stop or reverse the damage (fear) they have helped Microsoft spread. "

MS hasn't betrayed them.....yet

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