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ZDNet: Debates Over GPLv3, Novell and Microsoft

Apr 04, 2007, 22:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Carroll)

"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 software...?"

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