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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.'

"I'm sure."

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