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[17]: say what
by Rahul on Tue 19th Jul 2011 13:10 UTC in reply to "RE[16]: say what"
Rahul
Member since:
2005-07-06

So do the trolls who don't know what the heck they are talking about.

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RE[18]: say what
by lucas_maximus on Tue 19th Jul 2011 13:44 in reply to "RE[17]: say what"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I wasn't trolling ... I had pointed out time and time again the hypocrisy ... and you guys keep making up excuses why "it is alright if it is company X and not if it is company Y" ...

Microsoft contributed code for the same reasons, IBM, Redhat etc do ... because it benefits their own customers and is in their self interest.

Oracle do nothing wrong in terms of the GPL when they repackage RHEL .... which is exactly what Scientific Linux and CENTOS do ... But I don't hear you complaining about that ... Another Hypocrisy ... apparently it is alright to "rip off" if you are giving the result away for free.

This becomes tiresome ...

Edited 2011-07-19 13:52 UTC

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RE[19]: say what
by Rahul on Tue 19th Jul 2011 16:00 in reply to "RE[18]: say what"
Rahul Member since:
2005-07-06

"Oracle do nothing wrong in terms of the GPL when they repackage RHEL"

You keep saying this but because it is allowed by a license doesn't make it any less of a dick move. They not only repackage RHEL but actively trash talk what they repackage and push people to move over to Solaris. If they merely repackaged that is one thing but they break things in the process as well. Look up CentOS developers comments when they originally came up with their effort.

Just because you don't see the obvious differences between Red Hat and MS contributors doesn't mean they are the same.

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