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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..."

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