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Novell Says Microsoft's Patent Covenant Extends to GPLv3

Oct 12, 2007, 13:30 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Given the fuss this week about Microsoft's potential patent claims against Red Hat it is interesting to note that Novell updated its Technology Assurance Program yesterday to include its agreement with Microsoft.

"It is particularly relevant given that, according to Novell’s NTAP information, Microsoft's covenant not to sue Novell users will be extended to 'all GPL v3 users as soon as GPL v3 code is integrated into SUSE Linux Enterprise...'"

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