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What is Microsoft's Real Agenda for the Linux Community?

Jun 27, 2007, 22:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Klee)

"With Mandriva and others rejecting Microsoft's Linux payoff deal, there is a lot of talk lately about Microsoft's new Patent Infringement Protection Plan and how it might not be the 'you scratch our backs and we wont stab you in yours' plan that it was initially thought to be.

"Microsoft is a company that has product in place in nearly every industry in the world as well as ties and relations in those industries. Leveraging all those ties in all those industries is it not possible that these agreements are setting the stage for something bigger? Considering this, one has to take a step back and think about what the end goal of these kinds of agreements might be..."

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