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Microsoft Continues to Hoard Patents -- Even Buying Patents -- While Using Them Against GNU/Linux

Mar 15, 2017, 23:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Roy Schestowitz)

Basic scrutiny of Microsoft's patent activity and its latest moves serves to reinforce the prior analysis, which says Microsoft uses patents to force OEMs to 'bundle in' Microsoft 'apps' (typically spyware that sends user data to Microsoft) and pressure companies to host GNU/Linux virtual machines only in Azure, for perceived "peace of mind" (they call it "Azure IP Advantage") in a climate of patent aggression which Microsoft contributes to by sending patents to large patent trolls

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