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Novell-Microsoft patent deals

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Starting in 2006, Novell and Microsoft have made a series of patent deals. These deals were very controversial because they were the first such deals between a software company that uses patents aggressively and a company with strong ties to free software.

Through these deals, Novell helped Microsoft's FUD campaign against GNU/Linux.

(The list of companies that subsequently made similar deals is at Software distributors paying Microsoft patent tax)

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