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?
Thread beginning with comment 481386
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[5]: say what
by Lennie on Mon 18th Jul 2011 07:39 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: say what"
Lennie
Member since:
2007-09-22

You just supported what I had just said ???


Well, maybe my comment kinda sucked, but I wanted to let you folks see that the Microsoft code is drivers. Not features. With Redhad and Oracle atleast they contributed features.

Development is an evolution process. You don't get stuff any where near right the first time.


99% of this was style, this isn't about learning how to do it right. Othen than Microsoft just dumping their code out there and hoping it gets integrated.

Then when the Linux developers said no they had to give an other Micorosoft developer the task to change it all.

Reply Parent Score: 2