internetnews.com: Is Novell-Microsoft Patent Deal Headed For Re-Write?
Nov 28, 2006, 18:00 (21 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)
"Nearly three weeks after Novell's deal with Microsoft over
patents, Novell developers are saying that one key part of the
agreement is not enough.
"During an online discussion the company held yesterday,
developers said they are leery of phrasing about legal protections.
They are now working with Microsoft on some improvements.
"The deal is filled with legalese about how Novell and Microsoft
products can interoperate. It includes an 'individual
non-commercial' covenant that is supposed to provide developers a
degree of protection from potential litigation by Microsoft over
intellectual property infringement..."