On Mon, 04 Dec 2006 06:50:26 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> The Novell-MS Deal: What Happens *After* the 5 Years?
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> | My conclusion is that the only safe assumption is that Microsoft
> | retains an absolute right to terminate and revoke without any
> | contractual restraint. In other words, one must assume that the
> | covenant not to sue is actually a covenant not to sue unless
> | Microsoft wants to sue. It's up to you whether you find such
> | language reassuring. Why, one might ask, would such revocation
> | language be necessary? And if you are a business, are you really
> | any safer using Novell's SUSE than any other Linux distro, with
> | that clause in the agreement, subject to terms that you don't
> | even know?
> | Naturally, one would be prudent to also consider the source
> | of the promise.
I may be wrong; but was there any protection before the "patent" agreement
for anyone? So, after expiration, is anyone worse off?
Why do we have two eyes? To watch 3-D movies with.