"Despite its claim to own 42 patents used in the creation of the
Linux kernel and hundreds more embedded in other free software
programs, Microsoft does not plan to take a page from The SCO Group
and sue users of the open source operating system, a senior company
official said Monday.
"'We're not litigating. If we wanted to we would have done so
years ago,' said Horacio Gutierrez, Microsoft's VP for intellectual
property and licensing, in an interview..."