Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Novell's deal with Microsoft irks others in open-source software - The Boston Globe

Timely reality check; see the story for more details on the deal 

Last year's surprise partnership between software titan Microsoft Corp. and leading Linux distributor Novell Inc. was supposed to be a kind of peace treaty. Instead, it's brought the open-source software community to the brink of civil war, over a provision that could help Microsoft sue other open-source software companies for patent violations.

Source: Novell's deal with Microsoft irks others in open-source software - The Boston Globe

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