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.
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RE[2]: Hm
by Nelson on Tue 26th Jun 2007 22:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Hm"
Nelson
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2005-11-29

I'm full aware of Novell, I only cited Xandros and Linspire to leverage my point on how the community isn't evenly divided.

I realize Novell was a substantial gain, and I fear than in the near future they will be paying the consequences of collaborating with Microsoft with such dangerous things.

I'm usually Pro Microsoft in most of my comments here, but I don't trust Microsoft for one second in the business aspect of things.

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