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KDEdevelopers.org: If Novell and Microsoft Were in the Car Production and Sales Business...

Nov 11, 2006, 05:00 (9 Talkback[s])

"Look at it this way for a moment:

  • "If I, as an end-user, bought a car from Ford, that does indeed contain technology infringing some patent owned by DaimlerChrysler--would there by any likelihood that Ford would sue me, the end-user?
  • "However, if I, as an end-user, buy a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, that *may* contain (well, it doesn't, and never will, as Novell strongly reassures me) software patented technology owned by Microsoft--would there be any likelihood that Microsoft would sue me, the end-user?

"Let's do a little thought experiment..."

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