CNET News: Microsoft Paying Novell $308 Million for Linux Pact
Nov 08, 2006, 13:45 (6 Talkback[s])
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"In one of the more complex examples of 'cooptition' in the
computer industry, Microsoft will pay Novell a net amount of $308
million to market and distribute its competitor's product.
"The five-year Microsoft-Novell partnership, unveiled last week,
involves a mix of patent, technology and business issues. Novell
disclosed details of the partnership in a Securities and Exchange
Commission filing Tuesday..."