MIX–Novell’s de Icaza Criticizes Microsoft Patent Deal

“Open-source pioneer and Novell Vice President Miguel de Icaza
Thursday for the first time publicly slammed his company’s
cross-patent licensing agreement with Microsoft as he defended
himself against lack of patent protection for third parties that
distribute his company’s Moonlight project, which ports Microsoft’s
Silverlight technology to Linux.

“Speaking on a panel at the MIX 08 conference in Las Vegas, de
Icaza said that Novell has done the best it could to balance
open-source interests with patent indemnification…”

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