"Q1. How is this agreement compatible with Novell's
obligations under Section 7 of the GPL?
"Our agreement with Microsoft is focused on our customers, and
does not include a patent license or covenant not to sue from
Microsoft to Novell (or, for that matter, from Novell to
Microsoft). Novell's customers receive a covenant not to sue
directly from Microsoft. We have not agreed with Microsoft to any
condition that would contradict the conditions of the GPL and we
are in full compliance.
"Novell's end user customers receive a covenant not to sue
directly from Microsoft for their use of Novell products and
services, but these activities are outside the scope of the
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