Understanding the Novell Deal (and when we'll learn more)

Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Nov 25, 2010 1:56 AM EDT
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Two days have now passed since Novell announced the high-level terms of its proposed sale, and so far the press has not been able to prize any additional details out of the parties involved.  But if you know how to read between the lines, there's a lot more information there for the taking.

Given this dearth of information and the fact that I’ve been a transactional lawyer for over 30 years, I’ll use this blog entry to lay out those things that can be known, those that can’t (yet) be known, and when we can expect additional disclosures. (This is a long blog post, so if you have a short attention span and only care about Linux, that bit is at the end.)

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