BoycottNovell: Fighting the Cost Advantage of GNU/Linux Using Software Patents
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 26 Dec 2007 20:47
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
It remains a fact that at the time of Novell’s deal with Microsoft (November 2006), patents were not seen as a principal challenge to Linux. Novell has, in some respect, assisted the opening of that jar of worms. Novell granted Microsoft the precedence it so badly craved. On numerous occasions shortly after the deal had been signed, Microsoft’s CEO used that deal explicitly as proof “that open source is not free”. That was before the middle of May when Microsoft decided to openly ‘assert its rights’.
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