Novell sold for $2.2 billion
blchupin at iinet.net.au
Tue Nov 23 00:49:42 GMT 2010
On 23/11/2010 11:43, Christopher Chan wrote:
> On Tuesday, November 23, 2010 07:57 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>> As Microsoft-led consortium sweeps up 882 Novell patents.
>> Microsoft's intellectual property vault has been bolstered with some 882
>> more software patents after open source vendor Novell
>> <http://www.novell.com/home/> was acquired for US$2.2 billion (AU$2.2
>> billion) late yesterday.
>> Attorney: Doctor, do you recall the time that you examined the body?
>> Witness: The autopsy started at 2030 hours.
>> Attorney: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?
>> Witness: If not, he was by the time I finished.
> Bye bye Suse Linux!
> Bye bye former Microsoft arch-enemy and former Microsoft lap dog.
The whole thing may have far broader implications than just openSUSE -
quite a bit of ip involved.
Attorney: Doctor, do you recall the time that you examined the body?
Witness: The autopsy started at 2030 hours.
Attorney: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?
Witness: If not, he was by the time I finished.
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