355.6 million reasons the Novell-Microsoft deal is working

By   |  January 2, 2008

Via CRN we learn that according to Novell’s recent 10-K annual report, the Linux vendor received $355.6 million (R2.5 billion) from Microsoft in terms of the companies’ agreement on interoperability signed in 2006. No wonder Novell execs are feeling pleased with themselves.

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  1. Peter W
    March 20th, 2008 @ 1:54 am

    The Novell-Microsoft cross patent licensing deal gives Novell immunity from the alleged patents their Linux products violate, but at the price of rejection from the free-software community. You won’t find that expense on an annual report, but it will certainly cost Novell in innovation and customer base.

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