Novell's Microsoft patent sale referred to regulators

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Tue Jan 4 05:00:13 UTC 2011

Open sourcers have asked German authorities to probe a Microsoft-backed 
purchase of hundreds of patents owned by Novell as part of that 
company's purchase by Attachmate 

The Open Source Initiative (OSI) has written to the German Federal 
Cartel Office saying that the purchase of 882 patents for $450m by 
never-heard-of-before CPTN Holdings "represents a potentially new, and 
unprecedented threat against open source software."

A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and
won't change the subject.
                          Sir Winston Churchill

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