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: say what
by somebody on Mon 18th Jul 2011 12:18 UTC in reply to "say what"
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2005-07-07

i'm all confused now.
almost like seeing Lex Luther helping an old lady cross the street.
This is really messing up my stereotypes.


well, if that old lady would be vital for his plan... why not? same with microsoft and kernel contributions. those are meant to help them either selling their clients in virtual environments or their servers as hypervisors for linux.

what would be strange with that? i'd be surprised if contributions would be in form of some hardware driver. but it would be same kinda strange as if intel would publish optimization fixes for amd drivers

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