When trouble strikes, who speaks for open source?
Jan 07, 2011, 18:16 (0 Talkback[s])
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" For the record, I'm not terribly happy about the patent
purchase agreement that's running in parallel to the
Novell-Attachmate acquisition deal. The thought of 882 Novell
patents getting sold to CPTN Holdings, LLC (a holding consortium
made up of Apple, EMC, Microsoft, and Oracle America) does not sit
well with me.
"Now, also for the record, a source inside one of these four
companies told All Things Digital's John Paczkowski 'We get to buy
in at a cheap price and get a license to a very valuable
portfolio... It's cheap defensive insurance.'