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Shuttleworth on patents: Microsoft "not the real threat"

May 22, 2007, 12:45 (3 Talkback[s])
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"According to Shuttleworth, the real problem for both Microsoft and Linux isn't "patent trolls," -- that is, companies that never produce software, but buy up software patents and then sue those who make these ideas into successful products. No, "It's not the patent-holders who are the problem, it's the patent system," he wrote."

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