Looking at Microsoft's ways of doing business, one can only come to the conclusion that Novel/SUSE is dead. Period.
Question is, if and when Microsoft goes for the kill, would OSDL and the members of the OIN will have sufficient patents in their collective portfolio to create a MAD like standoff with Microsoft.
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