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SubjectRe: Faustian Pact between Novell and Microsoft
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On Tue, 2006-11-07 at 21:11 -0800, Avuton Olrich wrote:
> On 11/7/06, David Schwartz <davids@webmaster.com> wrote:
> > How can they do that if licensing the work requires licensing patents that
> > Novell has no right to license?
>
> rtfa: http://www.novell.com/linux/microsoft/faq_opensource.html
>
> May not be correct, but it's an answer nonetheless :)

If I understand the first answer correctly, there actually is:
---- snip ----
This agreement is primarily intended for Novell's customers. It doesn't
imply or guarantee that you are *not* sued. An exception may be if you
are a customer of Novell, than M$ will not sue you *directly*.
So for all Non-Novell customers: You may be sued directly from M$ (and
from all others).
So for all: You may be sued indirectly by M$ (and directly from all
others).
---- snip ----
SCNR,
Bernd
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