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In a statement obtained by eWEEK, Microsoft's vice president of intellectual property and licensing, Horacio Gutierrez claims that "Even the founder of the Free Software Foundation, Richard Stallman, noted last year that Linux infringes well over 200 patents from multiple companies The real question is not whether there exist substantial patent infringement issues, but what to do about them."
How are these programs violating the patents? Heck, which patents are being violated? We don't know. Microsoft isn't saying.
Gosh, vague threatening IP (intellectual property) claims without any facts.
Where have we heard that before? Could it be from early days of the long discredited claims against Linux by SCO? Claims that have fallen from grandiose heights to 326 unimportant lines of code?
If we look closer at Microsoft's claims, we see that we don't need a court to dismiss them.