Trying to understand the recent patent licensing deal between Microsoft and Amdocs is like watching a poker tournament, where you never know if a player is bluffing or if they have a pat hand. In this case, it appears that Microsoft is bluffing when it comes to Linux. An inspection of the facts, as they are known, indicate that the ???Linux licensing??? element of the story is only more Microsoft FUD???with Amdocs being a willing participant.