Shuttleworth: Microsoft Fracturing the Open-Source Community
Aug 07, 2007, 14:30 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft has succeeded in fracturing the Linux and open-source
community with the patent indemnity agreements it has entered into
with several prominent vendors, Ubuntu leader and Canonical CEO
Mark Shuttleworth told eWEEK.
"The strategy behind that was to drive a wedge into the
open-source community and unsettle the marketplace, Shuttleworth
said. He also took issue with the Redmond, Wash., software maker
for not disclosing the 235 of its patents it claims are being
violated by Linux and other open-source software..."