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LinuxWorld: Nobody Reads This Stuff

Feb 22, 2007, 18:15 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Don Marti)

"A little background here: If you refer to the Novell/Microsoft not-quite-license as 'eating a bug for money' (as I did in a conversation with Jeremy Allison) you get a call from Novell. Not surprising, I guess. I really want to understand this patent thing from Novell's point of view, so I talked with Carlos Montero-Luque, Justin Steinman, and Kevan Barney. Pretty high ratio of questions asked to questions answered, but I'm starting to get the point.

"From Novell's point of view, the deal is supposed to be about giving customers some peace of mind over being sued for patent infringement. But the document that is supposed to explain this to customers is missing some information, and the documents that are actually supposed to contain the missing information are secret..."

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