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Microsoft's anti-Linux whisper game

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Well, Microsoft never committed to play fair. The company has entered into two more patent agreements with Fuji and Samsung, as reported by Matthew Aslett. As ever, Microsoft doesn't actually say there are any IP infringement problems with Linux (there aren't, at least, no more than Microsoft has in its own products), but rather uses these cross-licensing deals, innocuous and common in and of themselves, to hint at IP infringement.

Wink. Wink. Nudge. Nudge. Know what I mean?

I suspect that Microsoft has no intention of litigating against anyone for using Linux - that would be like suing the entire planet, and wouldn't endear the company to anyone. So, instead, expect the company to continue its whisper campaign against Linux.

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