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LinuxElectrons: Sun Sells Out Open Office to Microsoft

Sep 15, 2004, 14:30 (39 Talkback[s])

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"According to the recently released financial documents to the SEC, besides the $900,000,000.00 being paid to Sun, a LIMITED PATENT COVENANT AND STAND-STILL AGREEMENT was also enacted...

"So basically, while Microsoft will not sue Sun for any patents for the next 10 years and visa versa (Cross Licensing Agreement). Microsoft can sue anybody, including Sun over Open Office. This is probably as close as Microsoft can legally get to buying Open Office..."

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