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A Slight Difference of Opinion: Linspire's Deal with Microsoft

Jun 15, 2007, 17:15 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Aslett)

"'When the dust settles around this partnership, it will be interesting to see the reaction from the Linux and open source community. Will they embrace Novell and Microsoft's IP plan or will Microsoft continue seeing its attempts to hold back open source rendered futile?'
Kevin Carmony, Linspire president and CEO, November 3, 2006

"'Microsoft and Linspire have developed a framework to provide patent covenants for Linspire customers. The patent covenants provide customers with confidence that the Linspire technologies they use come with rights to relevant Microsoft patents.'
Linspire press release, June 13, 2007

"Whatever can have changed Linspire's opinion I wonder...?"

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