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  "If GPL goes through, Microsoft may rescind its agreement"

If the new draft of the General Public License that governs the use of Linux goes through, Microsoft may rescind its agreement to not enforce its patents, thus making the Novell-Microsoft agreement essentially worthless.

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  Indirect sales strategy makes company vulnerable to a few big clients

The shrinking of Novell's customer base caused by the strategy shift to indirect sales could have unpredictable effects on revenues, as the company becomes vulnerable to the spending whims of a few big clients.

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  If GPL goes through, Microsoft may rescind its agreement

If the new draft of the General Public License that governs the use of Linux goes through, Microsoft may rescind its agreement to not enforce its patents, thus making the Novell-Microsoft agreement essentially worthless.

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  Oracle and IBM will likely enter Linux markets

With the market for the Linux OS expanding so quickly, it may not be long before industry giants like Oracle and IBM enter the fray with their own versions of the operating system, creating heavy new competition for Novell and potentially depressing industry prices and margins.

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