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April 26, 1994

SUN “SAW NOVELL COMING” IN UNIX DEAL

By CBR Staff Writer

A source close to the now-famous Novell Inc-SunSoft Inc deal that got Sun rights to its source code for $82.5m claims that Novell got hosed. It is said to have started negotiating the buy-out at around $200m and SunSoft talked them down. Apparently it took SunSoft two months to get Novell to go from $130m to the final figure. The $200m figure represented a value on the source code of around $100m plus the net present value of SunSoft royalties over the next five year with growth factored in.

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