Microsoft Extortion Racket---Now Turbolinux
Add TurboLinux to the Microsoft patent-protection roster...It's been a
while since Microsoft signed up any more Linux distro vendors to
participate as patent-protection partners. But on October 22, the
Redmondians announced they've added TurboLinux to the fold....
I asked Microsoft whether the Turbo deal will include a loophole via
which Microsoft will not indemnify TurboLinux customers who are
running GNU General Public License (GPL) v3 software. Microsoft has
added riders to its agreements with Novell and Linspire, claiming that
it does not believe it is obligated to cover users running GPLv3
software. No word back yet. Also no word on whether Turbo is licensing
any technologies or patents from Microsoft as part of the arrangement.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer recently called out Red Hat by name as a
violator of Microsoft patents. Red Hat officials have said they have
no intention of signing a patent-protection deal with Microsoft.
Re: Microsoft Extortion Racket---Now Turbolinux
More hard-hitting Linux advocacy?