Linux Foundation to Microsoft: Stop Secretly Attacking Linux
Sep 10, 2009, 20:18 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin has a message
for Microsoft: he wants the software giant to stop attacking Linux.
Zemlin contends that Microsoft is engaged in a covert war against
the open source operating system and that the company's hostile
behavior is detrimental to the growing number of Microsoft
customers who deploy mixed Windows and Linux environments.
"Zemlin's comments about Microsoft are a response to a patent
auction carried out by Microsoft to sell a number of patents that
the company allegedly said were related to Linux. The patents,
which were originally obtained by Microsoft from SGI, were sold to
Allied Security Trust (AST), a patent holding group that grants its
members perpetual licenses before reselling the patents."