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January 11, 2007

Microsoft Loves Linux: What’s With That?

Filed under: linux, Novell — tuxicity @ 8:08 am

Microsoft and Novell announced a five-year patent and technology agreement around Microsoft software and Novell’s SUSE Linux software. Is it love or a declaration of war?

In November, Microsoft and Novell announced a five-year patent and technology agreement around Microsoft software and Novell’s SUSE Linux software. The parties to the deal called it a “patent covenant.” Others called it a sellout, a FUD attack, or a declaration of war on Linux specifically and open-source software generally. So what is this Microsoft-Novell deal really about?

Dr. Dobb’s | Microsoft Loves Linux: What’s With That? More…..

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