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: fud
by csousa on Wed 27th Jun 2007 07:42 UTC in reply to "fud"
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Microsoft don't need to "show the world the patents being infringed", because, like it or not, patents are legal (in USA at least) and are to respect.
2 Unix (not only linux) may think about it (lawyers), bacause the MS patents that Mr Gates claims are in X server, KDE, Gnome, projects shared in multiple unix OS (linux, Solaris, BSD).
3 There is a urgent need that big unix guys explain what
they think about it, or unix world will be a permanent suspect plataform (some big enterprise rely in this software to business).

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