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Linux chief challenges Microsoft to pony up on patents

Aug 23, 2009, 12:03 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gavin Clarke)

"When it comes to winning over these doubters, Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin - who welcomed Microsoft's work with Linux and criticized its stance on patents - thinks there's one big step Microsoft should take.

"Sign a patent license agreement for Windows with the Open Invention Network (OIN). This would see Microsoft forfeit its right to prosecute those involved in open-source and Linux over claimed violations of its patents in their software."

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