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Microsoft Gets Novell Linux Code Ahead Of Open Source Community

May 31, 2007, 12:45 (11 Talkback[s])

"Under its controversial alliance with Novell, Microsoft is entitled to receive key technical documentation from the Linux distributor even if that documentation is not generally available to open source software developers, according to a Novell document.

"Under the deal, Novell must provide to Microsoft documentation relating to the tools used to manage Novell's SUSE Linux operating system on virtual servers 'whether or not Novell Management Interface Information is available publicly in the open source community,' the document states..."

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