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TechWorld: Linux Royalties

Nov 18, 2006, 05:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Mellor)

"I saw this: 'While SCO waits for the results of its bid to sue the industry for Linux royalties' and reflected about Microsoft and Linux. Microsoft reportedly funded SCO's Linux law suit against IBM. It has agreed to pay Novell over $400 million out of which Novell will pay up to $40 million over five years to prevent Novell SuSE Linux customers being sued by Microsoft for unauthorised Microsoft intellectual property use. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has reportedly said he's willing to do a similar deal with Red Hat.

"Do we detect a pattern here? Is Microsoft getting rattled by Linux? Is Microsoft worried about the Oracle re-use of Red Hat Linux...?"

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