Novell's Microsoft patent sale referred to regulators
blchupin at iinet.net.au
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."
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