Microsoft Extortion Racket---Now Turbolinux - Linux

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  1. 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.


    http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=856


  2. Re: Microsoft Extortion Racket---Now Turbolinux

    nessuno@wigner.berkeley.edu wrote:

    > http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=856



    More hard-hitting Linux advocacy?




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