Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 17th Jul 2011 20:58 UTC, submitted by fran
Linux It's strange. Microsoft has been patent trolling the heck out of the Linux kernel for a long time now, and is still using these patents against Android today in its protection money scheme. However, as LWN.net illustrates, Microsoft makes quite a few contributions to the Linux kernel. Shouldn't this invalidate their patent claims?
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RE[2]: say what
by lucas_maximus on Sun 17th Jul 2011 22:44 UTC in reply to "RE: say what"
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Because Microsoft *isn't* doing this to be nice and community-minded - they're doing it to ensure compatibility with their HyperV products. They obviously believe that even if people are going to run Linux servers, MS can still make money if those servers are VMs on top of a MS virtualisation infrastructure.


How is this any different than Redhat and Oracle contributing patches? Their motivations are selfish as well.

Edited 2011-07-17 22:45 UTC

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