Novell rejects Microsoft’s Linux patent claims

Suse Linux champion defends open source despite its Microsoft deal

Justin Steinman, Novell director of product marketing for Linux and open source, has dismissed Microsoft’s claims that there are infringements of Microsoft intellectual property, in the Linux operating system.

Novell has an arrangement with Microsoft in which the two vendors agree never to sue each other’s customers over patent infringement, but Steinman was adamant. “I want to make it extremely clear. We do not think there are any IP violations in Linux,” he declared

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