Payback time for Novell

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Payback time for Novell

The Novell/Microsoft pact might just be a plea bargain to avoid Novell's wrath over SCO

When it became clear that SCO wouldn’t prevail, Microsoft expected only to face close partner IBM. Microsoft did not brace for Novell, an adversary with a decades-long score to settle with Redmond. Through discovery, Microsoft’s correspondence with SCO is, or soon will be in, Novell’s hands, and it’s a safe bet that it will contain more than demand for a license fee and a copy of a certified check. .

http://www.infoworld.com/article/06/12/13/51OPcurve_1.html