How Novell and Microsoft Cooperate Behind the Scenes

Posted by schestowitz on Dec 5, 2008 7:44 PM EDT
BoycottNovell; By Roy Schestowitz
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Microsoft is paying companies — in the form of discounts — in order to give the illusion that everyone respects Microsoft’s argument that Linux infringes on Microsoft IPR and that software patents are universally scary. This payment is akin to those OOXML briberies where Microsoft offered money to partners in return for support. Novell was paid as well, for a variety of things, including IPR FUD and OOXML support.

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