A Slight Difference of Opinion: Linspire’s Deal with Microsoft

‘When the dust settles around this partnership, it will be
interesting to see the reaction from the Linux and open source
community. Will they embrace Novell and Microsoft’s IP plan or will
Microsoft continue seeing its attempts to hold back open source
rendered futile?’

Kevin Carmony, Linspire president and CEO, November 3, 2006

‘Microsoft and Linspire have developed a framework to
provide patent covenants for Linspire customers. The patent
covenants provide customers with confidence that the Linspire
technologies they use come with rights to relevant Microsoft

Linspire press release, June 13, 2007

“Whatever can have changed Linspire’s opinion I wonder…?”

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