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Re: [opensuse-project] Unnanswered questions regarcing Novell-Microsoft agreements
  • From: Darryl Gregorash <raven@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2006 18:24:47 -0600
  • Message-id: <4578B0CF.1060301@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 2006-12-06 12:44, Ray David Whitmer wrote:
> <snip>
>
> True or false:
>
> Novell agreed to pay a fee to Microsoft for patent indemnification of
> its users that is based upon the number of enterprise users who buy its
> product?
>
True or false:

As part of the interoperability issue, Novell may need to incorporate
Microsoft-patented code into its non-OSS packages, for example an
extension or two to OOo, or something in some Mono module, or whatever.
Is The Wicked Witch of The West not entitled to remuneration for Novell
using that code?


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