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CNET News: Microsoft Paying Novell $308 Million for Linux Pact

Nov 08, 2006, 13:45 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"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..."

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