This clears nothing up
Posted Nov 29, 2006 3:02 UTC (Wed) by grouch
In reply to: This clears nothing up
Parent article: Novell's IRC session on the Microsoft deal
Even repeating that endlessly and ignoring all counter arguments does not make this a fact.
Selective quoting out of context does not refute the statement.
Novell will be paying Microsoft for 5 years. Novell has named packages that are covered by the patent agreement. Those packages include code released under the GPL. What is Novell paying for? For Microsoft to not sue Novell's customers over non-infringement of non-existent patents? How much of each payment by Novell's customers is devoted to this protection payment for the non-license for non-infringement of non-patents?
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