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Which Parts of the Disclosure Will Be Redacted?

There is an excellent insight over at Dana's open source blog. More interesting, however, is the conversation that follows. As you may recall:

Novell will give more details of its patent deal with Microsoft, although the full story wouldn't be revealed as the company plans to redact some of the more sensitive details.


Which parts? Shane pondered this yesterday. Among Dana's observations:

Novell faced such a choice six months ago. Microsoft offered it a fat check for its corporate soul.

Novell took the check.

Now it wants a do-over. Novell promises to (finally) share the full agreement.


The fact is that the full details of the agreement are not to be disclosed. This leads to the following short thread. Let us wait and see... not what Novell discloses, but what it chooses to hide. We impatiently wait. When Steinman addressed BoycottNovell's questions, he said nothing about redactions.

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