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MIX--Novell's de Icaza Criticizes Microsoft Patent Deal

Mar 07, 2008, 16:00 (37 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Elizabeth Montalbano)

"Open-source pioneer and Novell Vice President Miguel de Icaza Thursday for the first time publicly slammed his company's cross-patent licensing agreement with Microsoft as he defended himself against lack of patent protection for third parties that distribute his company's Moonlight project, which ports Microsoft's Silverlight technology to Linux.

"Speaking on a panel at the MIX 08 conference in Las Vegas, de Icaza said that Novell has done the best it could to balance open-source interests with patent indemnification..."

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