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The Register: Corel plan for MS .NET Linux revealed in SEC filing

Oct 12, 2000, 21:20 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Orlowski)

"A Securities and Exchange Commission filing detailing the Microsoft-Corel relationship has shed light on the "outstanding legal issues" that neither side wanted to talk about when the deal was struck last week."

"The document also describes in some detail the staff resources Corel would commit to porting .NET services to Linux, although it stops short of making any such commitment. But you can probably draw your own conclusions."

"As for the legal settlement, we learn that Corel was on the defensive rather than the offensive on this one. In section 4 of the filing, titled Covenant Not to Sue, Microsoft describes three of its own patents - 5,510,980, 5,287,514 and 5,437,036 - which cover work in the equation editor, table formatting and spell/grammar checking respectively."

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