Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 17th Jun 2007 17:42 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "There's a rumour circulating that Ubuntu is in discussions with Microsoft aimed at an agreement along the lines they have concluded recently with Linspire, Xandros, Novell, etc. For the record, let me state my position, and I think this is also roughly the position of Canonical and the Ubuntu Community Council though I haven't caucused with the CC on this specifically. We have declined to discuss any agreement with Microsoft under the threat of unspecified patent infringements."
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RE[2]: M$ patents
by prymitive on Sun 17th Jun 2007 21:43 UTC in reply to "RE: M$ patents"
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Sometimes few $ in Your hand are better than reputation and credibility, specially when it does not turn into income and You got employee's to pay.
Nobody really knows if those claims are real or not, and we will keep wondering until MS finally tell us what they are. The thing is that they would be a joke if everyone would laugh about it, but now we got few companies who not only aren't laughing but they also are singing deals which protect them from those claims, this will make others to start looking at the whole thing more seriously. If MS wanted to make those claims be taken seriously without revealing details this sure is a good way.

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