☞ DF Acts To Protect LibreOffice

  • Smart move here – by joining now, they gain access to all those patents belonging to Novell that will leave the pool and belong (among others) to Microsoft and Oracle when the acquisition by AttachMate closes. Given Novell’s software portfolio, there’s a chance some of those are highly relevant. Now OIN needs to update its software list to include LibreOffice.
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  1. Relevant in which respect, Simon?

    • Relevant to multiple open source projects and the companies that support them. Novell’s history includes WordPerfect, GroupWise, NetWare and a host of other products that were before-their-time precursors of current hot technologies. Remember Microsoft thought it was worth paying billions to be indemnified against them…

  2. Are WordPerfect patents under the OIN pledge?

    • Who knows? But if Novell owns any, they are…

  3. […] patents was about to expire because of CPTN. Simon Phipps, whose employer recently joined the OIN, writes: Smart move here – by joining now, they gain access to all those patents belonging to Novell […]

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