Does Microsoft Have Wine in its Patent Sights?
May 30, 2007, 14:15 (4 Talkback[s])
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"While the patent cooperation agreement between Microsoft and
Novell included a covenant from Microsoft not to sue Novell
customers for their use of open source software, it appears the
offer does not extend to the Wine and Open-Xchange projects.
"Given the amount of confidential information redacted from the
recently published technical, business, and patent agreements
between Microsoft and Novell, what is excluded from the agreements
could be considered more interesting than what is..."