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Open Source Groups Call For Novell Patents Inquiry

eWeek - The OSI and FSF have complained that selling Novell’s patents could terminally threaten the future of Linux

Open source groups have contacted the German competition regulator and the US Department of Justice calling for an inquiry into the sale of Novell patents to a Microsoft-led consortium.

The Open Software Initiative (OSI) and the Free Software Foundation (FSF) have jointly contacted the German Federal Cartel Office and the US Department of Justice to express concern over a deal which emerged when Novell was bought by Attachmate in November