Whats Covered by the Microsoft/Novell Patent Deal

 
 
By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2006-11-05
 
 
 

Weve known that a major part of the Microsoft/Novell Linux co-operation agreement was about patents. What we didnt know, however, was what technologies would be covered, and what ones wouldnt, by the agreement.

Now, thanks to Jason Matusow, Microsofts director of corporate standards, we now know whats what.

While we still dont have the legalese that covers the agreement, according to Matusow in a recent blog posting, "From the start, a design principle of the agreement was to be compatible with the GPL."

Read the full story on Linux-Watch: Whats Covered by the Microsoft/Novell Patent Deal

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