Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Nov 2006 13:23 UTC, submitted by anonymous
IBM Just about everyone has expressed an opinion on the Novell/Microsoft patent agreement - except, that is, for the 800-pound gorilla of Linux: IBM. Today, Scott Handy, IBM's VP of Worldwide Linux and Open Source, decided that enough was enough and it was time to state IBM's position. In an interview with, Handy opened by saying that, "IBM has long supported interoperability between Windows and Linux. As supporters of open source and open standards," he continued, "we applaud any effort to bridge this gap."
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RE[3]: The truth
by Sodki on Wed 22nd Nov 2006 20:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: The truth"
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The day they will not have any interest on it anymore, they will use their thousands of patent to sue the linux community.

Are you aware of the patent pool that IBM put together, so that every FLOSS developer can use them without being sued?

Edited 2006-11-22 20:01

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