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Linux Community Divided on Microsoft Deals

Jun 25, 2007, 13:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Todd R. Weiss)

"The open source community is split over Microsoft's claim that Linux infringes on its patents.

"Last Tuesday, Paris-based Mandriva became the third Linux vendor within five days to say it isn't interested in signing a licencing deal with Microsoft to avoid possible infringement claims. A Mandriva blog posting to that effect by Mandriva CEO Francois Bancilhon followed similar declarations by officials at Red Hat and Canonical, which oversees Ubuntu Linux..."

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