Linux Makers Counter Microsoft's "Linux License"

Law360, New York (November 21, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Supporters of open-source operating system Linux are working to counter allegations by Microsoft Corp. that a deal it signed with Linux provider Novell Inc. would allow it to sue all Linux users not using Novell’s source code.

Earlier this month, Microsoft and Novell reached an agreement that would allow Microsoft to sell Novell’s SUSE Linux to customers who want to use both Windows and the open-source SUSE.

Under the deal, Novell will pay $40 million to Microsoft, and Microsoft will pay around $348 million to Novell....
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