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[11]: say what
by Rahul on Mon 18th Jul 2011 14:55 UTC in reply to "RE[10]: say what"
Rahul
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Don't play semantics. Exploiting loopholes and not playing nice are just other ways of saying that it is underhanded. Btw, you are wrong to claim that patches have to be GPL. They can under be under any GPL compatible license. These include MIT, revised BSD and many other licenses. There are some modules which are under BSD merged in the Linux kernel so this is not even theoretical.

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