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Linus Torvalds Responds To Microsoft Patent Claims

May 16, 2007, 12:30 (6 Talkback[s])

"Linus Torvalds, lead developer of the Linux kernel, has a sharp retort to Microsoft executives' statements in a Fortune magazine article that Linux and other open-source code violate 235 Microsoft patents.

"'It's certainly a lot more likely that Microsoft violates patents than Linux does,' said Torvalds, holder of the Linux trademark. If the source code for Windows could be subjected to the same critical review that Linux has been, Microsoft would find itself in violation of patents held by other companies, said Torvalds..."

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