This clears nothing up
Posted Nov 29, 2006 2:52 UTC (Wed) by pzb
In reply to: This clears nothing up
Parent article: Novell's IRC session on the Microsoft deal
> At the same time, you say you are unaware of any patents that Novell is
> infringing on.
> Novell is not aware of any patents they are infringing on, and do not
> believe they are infringing on any. In this case, you believe MS is
> paying you for nothing.
You seem to have confused two things. This is a bidirectional agreement. Microsoft is paying Novell for a promise by Novell not to sue Microsoft's customers. Novell is paying Microsoft for a promise by Microsoft to not sue Novell's customers.
In Microsoft's statement they said "Microsoft and Novell have agreed to disagree on [...] whether certain Microsoft offerings infringe Novell patents." This would seem to be more related to payments by Microsoft to Novell than any discussion of Novell's infringement on Microsoft patents.
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