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Dr. Dobb's: Microsoft Loves Linux: What's With That?

Jan 29, 2007, 18:15 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Swaine)

"In November, Microsoft and Novell announced a five-year patent and technology agreement around Microsoft software and Novell's SUSE Linux software. The parties to the deal called it a "patent covenant." Others called it a sellout, a FUD attack, or a declaration of war on Linux specifically and open-source software generally. So what is this Microsoft-Novell deal really about?

"In trying to understand any legal agreement, it's usually helpful to look at the money flow..."

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