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Microsoft/Linux: Don�t Cross License with Us?

Sep 21, 2009, 14:36 (0 Talkback[s])
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"OIN has alleged that Microsoft had described this portfolio as relating to Linux. Red Hat has speculated that Microsoft auctioned these patents off in the hope of them being picked up by a patent troll and used 'offensively' against Linux (which I take to mean ultimately by way of litigation).

"Without being a potential bidder I can't say whether or not any of this speculation is true, but what if it is?"

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