Nothing much has changed
Posted Nov 4, 2006 0:39 UTC (Sat) by mjr
In reply to: Nothing much has changed
Parent article: Various responses to Microsoft/Novell
As soon as Microsoft goes after Red Hat for patent infringement in GPL code, Novell loses the right to distribute the same code. So as a Novell customer you lose support for that code.
IANAL, but since anyone can claim anything, wouldn't it have to stand up in court first? (Settling with less than GPL friendly terms would of course disqualify the settler from distributing, but I don't think others, including Novell, should be affected in this case.)
In the end, the result is the same though if one of these claims goes through trial. Novell just bought some time to react at the expense of a lot of goodwill. That loss is well deserved.
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