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SUSE and Microsoft renew the Novell deal

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It's never over until the fat lady sings. SUSE finally rejects all pretensions to Free Software loyalty.

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FSFE concerned about Novell patent sale

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Free Software Foundation Europe has written to the German competition authorities in order to share its concerns about the sale of Novell's patents to a consortium called CPTN, made up of Microsoft, Oracle, Apple and EMC.

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Open source campaigners urge investigation of Novell patent sale

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Open Source Initiative (OSI) has asked a German competition law regulator to investigate the purchase of patents owned by Novell by CPTN, a consortium led by Microsoft and including Apple, Oracle and EMC.

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Bad Decision Made at Canonical Regarding Media Player

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Insertion of Mono-based software like Banshee endangers Ubuntu as it makes the parent company more reliant on Microsoft and more sensitive to Microsoft extortion

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Intellectual Ventures and Other Microsoft-affiliated Groups Are Poisoning Linux With Patents

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New examples of patent trolls and patent boosters (possibly even lobbyists) putting a form of patent tax on the de facto universal platform which is free Myhrvold’s Intellectual Ventures, which is funded and made with Microsoft’s investments (Myhrvold is Microsoft’s former CTO), is expanding the pyramid scheme by signing a patent deal with HTC. The Register says:

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The Elliott Associates $$ Agreements Behind the Novell-Attachmate Merger

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Elliott Associates has filed with the SEC its own required filing, a 13D/A with all the financing documents behind the Novell acquisition by Attachmate. It says it amends a February 12, 2010 13D, which shows Elliott through its various tentacles beginning to buy Novell stock on the open market in January. First, who are all the Elliott entities?

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OpenSuse's uncertain future

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It's been a while in the coming but now Novell is finally being sold off. The company is to be bought by Attachmate for US$2.2 billion. For many the move is unsurprising: Novell has been on the back foot for some time now and its flirtation with Linux served only to delay its final end.

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Microsoft and Attachmate were not Novell's destiny

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theregister.co.uk: Novell, a collection of mostly legacy software businesses, has announced that it will be devoured by another collection of legacy software businesses, Attachmate.
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HP Reserves Its Rights in SCO Bankruptcy - Mentions Litigation Resolved in 2003

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HP has now joined the growing group of companies reserving its rights in the SCO bankrupty regarding SCO's Notice of Cure Amounts in connection with SCO's hoped-for sale of its assets. But its reason is different: it can't find all the contracts SCO says it has with HP, and neither can SCO.

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Dark horse Attachmate buys Novell, Microsoft helps

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Attachmate has agreed to acquire Novell for $6.10 per share in cash. Attachmate, which got its start as a terminal emulation company in 1982, is privately held. Its primary owners are the private equity firms Francisco Partners, Golden Gate Capital and Thoma Bravo.

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Healtcheck: openSUSE - Community before code

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The openSUSE community is on a voyage of introspection and self discovery. SuSE Linux has been around in one form or another since 1992, and, with the possible exception of Slackware, has an older provenance than any other Linux distribution, yet openSUSE is still in search of a unifying vision that sets it apart from its rivals and its past.

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Don’t Touch NoTouch

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Miguel de Icaza and his team are promoting proprietary software called NoTouch [sic], which only targets one of the world's most restrictive operating systems

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Judge Campbell Rules: IBM Stays on Hold; SCO Loses Again

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Judge Tena Campbell has today ruled against SCO, who had asked to go forward against IBM in SCO v. IBM, without letting IBM go forward on its most significant claims. "The court declines," her order says, to reopen anything now, because too much depends on what happens in SCO v. Novell, and it doesn't make sense to divide the two cases.

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OpenSUSE is Not a Community Project, It’s a Novell Product

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Clarifications about the role of OpenSUSE and how it is primarily developed by full-time Novell staff (while marketed as "community project")

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Novell De-emphasises OpenOffice.org and Emphasises Mono Trojan Horses Instead

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Banshee, which Microsoft may be entitled to demand money for after an explicit warning, is being promoted by new employees of Novell, whereas other projects no longer receive much support

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