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Microsoft has stake in Novell fight

Mar 05, 2010, 16:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dana Blankenhorn)

"Microsoft has been doing well against Linux through bluff. What the Elliott move does is threaten to make Microsoft show its hand.

"Even the due diligence process could threaten Microsoft. Singer is going to get a look inside that 2006 agreement.

"It's a prime company asset and, even though it's protected by a non-disclosure agreement, things get out. Stuff leaks. Knowing exactly what Microsoft claims to own in legal documents would tell open source advocates what must be changed to eliminate the threat."

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