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Novell Statement on Proposed European Union Software Directive Changes

Novell is aware of the public debate in the European Union about proposed legislation that liberalizes patentability standards for software, and the possible impact of such legislation on Linux and other open source products. In response to this debate and to ensure that the marketplace has a clear understanding of Novell's position, we offer the following statement on the proposed changes to the European Union directive on patents and its possible effects on open source software:

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