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EFF Defends Novell Partnership

May 25, 2007, 16:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Donoghue)

"The Electronic Frontier Foundation has defended its decision to partner with Novell over patent reform.

"On Wednesday, Novell and the EFF issued a joint press release claiming that the two organisations would co-operate on EFF's 'patent busting' programme. Novell is providing funding for the initiative and supporting patent reform in general.

"However, the move has surprised many in the open-source community, given that Novell signed a high-profile agreement with Microsoft last year that saw millions of dollars change hands between the two companies to settle patent claims..."

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