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A Schizophrenic Look at Microsoft, Novell, and Patents

Nov 30, 2010, 19:35 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

[ Thanks to Amy Bennett for this link. ]

"I read with interest Savio Rodrigues' post today that postulated that Microsoft's not-so-secret role in (at least) the patent segment of Attachmate's acquisition of Novell would damage "Microsoft's positive work with open source projects and communities."

"With all due respect to Rodrigues, I don't believe that's the case at all. Microsoft's role in snapping up the 882 Novell patents for $450 million makes no difference in how Microsoft regards open source and how open source regards Microsoft. Not one bit of difference at all.

"And hey, this is a multiple-personality statement, too. First up, angry open source rant guy"

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