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Linux The open source community should feel a little safer from software patent attacks, writes InfoWorld's Simon Phipps. "The Open Invention Network, a consortium of Linux contributors formed as a self-defense against software patents, has extended the definition of Linux so that a whopping 700 new software packages are covered, including many developer favorites. Just one hitch: The new definition also includes carve-outs that put all Linux developers on notice that Phillips and Sony reserve the right to sue over virtualization, search, user interfaces, and more."
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RE[2]: How sincere
by zima on Sat 17th Mar 2012 23:21 UTC in reply to "RE: How sincere"
zima
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2005-07-06

In the end while Microsoft is seen as the dark lord, most big corporations behave exactly the same way, and just because a small unit does a few FLOSS contributions, then get forgiven by the community.

And then, to top it off, there's irony bonus: how many remember MS open source contributions?

(yeah, not many of those - right off I can recall Allegiance, Barrelfish, F# and its relation and contributions to OCaml, maybe one or two another ~functional languages, IronPython, probably not much more - but this is MS, so they should be hostile or smth...)

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