"Earlier today, Microsoft announced it will begin actively
seeking reparations for patent infringement by Linux and the Open
Source Community in general. Larry Augustin posted his thoughts on
the matter, expressing his opinion that it's fear of having these
IP-infringement claims debunked or challenged that's keeping
Microsoft from publishing these 235 alleged infringements to the
public--and instead waiting until the OS community comes to the
bargaining table. But let's be realistic, shall we?
"If Microsoft Corporation doesn't have the biggest and baddest
team of lawyers law firms, who does? It's probably safe to assume
that more than half of these patent infringements really are just
that. Put aside the legitimacy of software patents in the first
place and just look at the facts as they stand..."