Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th May 2007 09:42 UTC, submitted by FreeRhino
Legal Microsoft has said it will not sue Linux users with regards to the company's patent claims. "We're not litigating. If we wanted to we would have done so years ago," said Horacio Gutierrez, Microsoft's VP for intellectual property and licensing, in an interview. When asked for a reply regarding the claim of Microsoft that the Linux kernel infringes 42 of its patents, Linus Torvalds replied: "Can you get a list of which ones? Before that, it's just FUD, and there's not a whole lot I can say or do. Is there prior art? Are they trivial and obvious to one skilled in the art? Would we need to work around them? We don't know, because all I've heard so far is just FUD. If MS actually wanted us to not infringe their patents, they'd tell us. Since they don't, that must mean that they actually prefer the FUD."
Permalink for comment 241445
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[3]: What a load
by Jack Burton on Fri 18th May 2007 10:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: What a load"
Jack Burton
Member since:
2005-07-06

"There is no legal protection for the user under any license whatsoever. "

Of course there is not. No one is responsible for the use you make of the things you buy, except yourself.

Reply Parent Score: 1