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Microsoft managed to strike some deals with Novell, Xandros and Linspire in a pact that would ensure each party involved will not sue each other over possible Microsoft’s patent infringement involving Linux.

Red Hat and Canonical on the other hand remain defiant and will not buckle so easily under Microsoft’s pressure. Latest to join them is Mandriva where CEO François Bancilhon had announced that he will not pay any ‘protection money’ to Microsoft.

“We also believe what we see, and up to now, there has been absolutely no hard evidence from any of the FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) propagators that Linux and open source applications are in breach of any patents. So, we think that, as in any democracy, people are innocent unless proven guilty, and we can continue working in good faith,†he added, before making a jab about paying “protection money.â€
Source: http://www.gadgetell.com/2007/06/man...-linux-patent/

Is Microsoft beginning to be like Germany back during WII?
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/shrug

Slightly OT: I think if it came down to it, I would rather the world be controlled by corrupt, capitalist, corporate nutjobs, than corrupt, oppressive, religious nutjobs.
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Slightly OT: I think if it came down to it, I would rather the world be controlled by corrupt, capitalist, corporate nutjobs, than corrupt, oppressive, religious nutjobs.
I sadly agree
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Microsoft FTL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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