[Novalug] Novell's FAQ to the Open Source Community
alan at patriot.net
Wed Nov 8 16:16:23 EST 2006
On Wed, Nov 08, 2006 at 02:34:22PM -0500, gregory pryzby wrote:
> Having not followed EVERY detail of SCO v IBM, I would assume that
> people would be aware of patent issues and are making changes IF
> It is stated in Novell's FAQ that if there are known issues, they will
> be addressed as appropriate to not contain infringements.
> When I said 'community' I was referring to developers. I know
> customers are concerned, as that is something I hear daily.
Greg, your lawyer guy told us: Red Hat, Slackware, Debian etc
could get "bombed" with _claims_ of patent/copyright violations.
Doesn't matter if they are all BS; the Linux community would have
to respond to all of these, lest some judge issue summary judgment.
Now that M$ "has a relationship" with Novell, SuSE will be
spared such bombing. And M$ can claim, "What, me a monopoly?
Why, there's Apple/Macintosh, and . . let's see . . . there is
of course Novell/SuSE, which, fortunately, we partner with
nicely, as we do with the Macintosh people".
I'm sure that Redmond can afford, probably already has, the
best lawyers in the world.
Best wishes from
Alan McConnell : http://patriot.net/users/alan
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