"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..."