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Linux Foundation Prepares For Microsoft's Legal Action

May 15, 2007, 15:00 (3 Talkback[s])

"The Linux Foundation is prepared to defend any Linux user charged with violating Microsoft's patents, but Executive Director Jim Zemlin adds that a critical review of Windows code would show that it can be claimed to violate other vendors' patents as well.

"'If you use Windows, Solaris, [IBM's] AIX or any similar operating system, you have the same patent infringement risk as using Linux. Microsoft should be careful of what it starts because it doesn't know where it will end,' said Zemlin in an interview..."

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