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Open source campaigners urge investigation of Novell patent sale

The Register -  Open source software advocates have asked a German competition law regulator to investigate the purchase of patents owned by Novell by a consortium led by Microsoft and including Apple, Oracle and EMC.

US-based open source advocacy body the Open Source Initiative (OSI) has said that it was informed that the German Federal Cartel Office was "open to receive comments from the public" about the purchase. It has written to the office to express its concerns.