Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Jun 2007 18:51 UTC, submitted by WillM
Linspire Kevin Carmony, CEO of Linspire, writes: "With the recent news of several Linux vendors entering into partnership agreements with Microsoft (Novell, Linspire, Xandros), there has been much debate recently about two factions of Linux forming. Saying that Linux is going to be torn in two, makes for good press and lively debates, but this is certainly nothing new for Linux."
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RE[2]: legal vs moral high ground
by niemau on Thu 28th Jun 2007 21:02 UTC in reply to "RE: legal vs moral high ground"
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i agree. the truth is, if microsoft actually showed these patents, they'd be in a lot of hot water. that's why they don't. they're scared that the second they do, they'll all get overturned for prior art, obviousness, etc. any patent not overturned would get worked around.

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