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Re: [Fwd: Fedora & openSUSE meeting / cooperation ?]



On Fri, 2007-02-09 at 05:43 +0100, David Nielsen wrote:
> tor, 08 02 2007 kl. 21:44 -0600, skrev Josh Boyer:
> 
> > How is OpenSuSE ensuring that the changes they integrate into their projects
> > are not encumbered by patents given their parent's deal with Microsoft?
> 
> That one is quite easy, the patent deal only covers the respective
> companies customers/users, Microsoft could still sue Novell for
> infringing on patents and vice virsa. So they pretty much have to show
> the same care as the rest of us or face being at the wrong end of the MS
> patent cannon.

Yes.  The potential outcome wasn't my question.  What they are doing to
actively avoid that is what I asked.  E.g. what processes do they
follow, etc.

josh


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