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Novell Hits Jackpot in Microsoft Patent Pay-Out

“The extent of Microsoft’s generosity to its open-source patent
partners has been revealed in Novell’s latest financial
statement.

“Novell’s SEC filing reveals the company received $355.6m from
Microsoft during 2007, although some of that payment is ‘being
recognised over future periods.’

“The payment forms a significant chunk of Novell’s revenue, with
the company turning over $932m in 2007…”


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