The Open Invention Network has sent out a press release
on the Microsoft/Novell deal. "OIN continues to support the Linux community's ability to collaborate and innovate. Through the accumulation of patents that may be used to shield the Linux environment, including users of Linux software, OIN has obviated the need for offers of protection from others.
" It would be nice if they had directly addressed the question of whether the patents from Novell are still effective, though.
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