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Linux-Watch: What's Up with Novell's New Licensing?

Jan 26, 2006, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"You might have missed it, since it's really a reseller/channel partner story, but Novell Inc. has changed the rules on how its partners will be selling Linux.

"In our sister publication, Channel Insider, my colleague, John Hazard reported that Novell 'will no longer force users into CLAs (contract license agreements), which attached service and maintenance agreements to the software deal...'"

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