The US DOJ is finally done investigating the Novell Patent deal...

The US Department of Justice seems to be done looking into the Patent deals that were a result of the Attachemate merger with Novell.  The good news is that they don't see any red flags.  It's yet to be seen if they will do anything agressive with them.  Linux should be safe becuase the DOJ says there is no way to get them out of the governance of the Open Invention Network.

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.