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[19]: say what
by Rahul on Tue 19th Jul 2011 16:00 UTC 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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RE[20]: say what
by lucas_maximus on Wed 20th Jul 2011 10:04 in reply to "RE[19]: say what"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

You keep saying this but because it is allowed by a license doesn't make it any less of a dick move.


Well I don't expect businesses to play fair, I expect businesses to try to get money out of me while attempting to spend as little as possible.

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RE[21]: say what
by Rahul on Wed 20th Jul 2011 12:03 in reply to "RE[20]: say what"
Rahul Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes but not all company cultures are the same. If companies are scum bags, I will criticize them.

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