ZDNet: Debates Over GPLv3, Novell and Microsoft
Apr 04, 2007, 22:30 (5 Talkback[s])
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"Granted, a blanket moratorium that lays down patent weaponry
all around WOULD be better... but how? The Linux community doesn't
owns a bunch of patents that might be used against Microsoft.
Rather, companies that distribute Linux own them.
"How, then, to effect a trade wherein Microsoft agrees not to
sue users of Linux in return for a reciprocal agreement from
patent-owning companies that might own IP relevent to Microsoft