Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Jun 2007 21:09 UTC, submitted by WillM
Linux The Linux community is splitting - right down the middle, at this point - over Microsoft's controversial claims that the open-source operating system infringes on patents it holds. Last Tuesday, Mandriva became the third Linux vendor within five days to say it isn't interested in signing a licensing deal with Microsoft to avoid possible infringement claims. A blog posting to that effect by Mandriva CEO Francois Bancilhon followed similar declarations by officials at Red Hat and Canonical.
Permalink for comment 250783
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Hm
by Nelson on Tue 26th Jun 2007 21:23 UTC
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

I wouldn't say right down the middle (cmon..Xandros and Linspire..?) but yea there is a slight division.

Those true to Linux, Open source, and it's philosophies will dismiss all of this patent bs and continue on with their lives.

Reply Score: 5