Linux Foundation To Fight Against Patent Deals

The Linux Foundation members are getting together to fight against the series of patent deals being carried out by Microsoft. First Novell, then Xandros and more recently Linspire have done agreements with Microsoft. It is good that Microsoft is seeking collaboration with Linux vendors, but the underlying reason always seems to be protection from patents that Microsoft claims are infringed by Linux. [Continue]

Microsoft Now Ropes In Xandros

Microsoft has continued its effort to collaborate with open source companies. It now has a technical and legal collaboration with Xandros, a Debian based distribution. This sounds very similar to the Novell deal which contained issues about infringing on Microsoft’s intellectual rights and interoperability between ODF and Open XML. [Continue]



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