This clears nothing up
Posted Nov 27, 2006 21:25 UTC (Mon) by jtc
In reply to: This clears nothing up
Parent article: Novell's IRC session on the Microsoft deal
"One can look at it this way: real or not, Novell's customers don't want to risk any patent threats. So Novell made this dead with Microsoft, regardless of them not knowing of any infrigments. Customers want their insurance, and they got it."
A couple questions: Does the deal with MS cover future work at Novell, such as their work with MS to make Linux and Windows more interoperable? (E.g., that MS will not sue Novell for working with them to make Linux and Windows more friendly towards each other [How nice of them :-)], because of a resulting perceived patent violation.)
Does the deal cover any of Novell's other software (whether commercial or open source) that is not part of the OpenSUSE release?
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