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Why Microsoft has chosen to go after Linux now

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Legal A couple of months back, at Australia's national Linux conference, a young Microsoft employee sat down with me and discussed ways in which Microsoft has contributed to open source.

Who should Software Freedom sue on FAT32?

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Legal Microsoft owns FAT32, but it didn’t appear to pursue its rights. Until the TomTom case. At which point Jeremy Allison of Samba says Microsoft had secret cross-licensing deals with all those other guys which violate the GPL. So who should Software Freedom sue?

Red Hat's JBoss Software Draws Patent Suit

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Legal A small software company on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against open source distributor Red Hat and several vendors that sell Red Hat products, claiming that Red Hat's JBoss middleware violates one of its patents.

What TomTom suit may really be about

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Legal Cars. Microsoft sees cars as the next frontier for computing. If GPS can remain proprietary open source will lack the enabling technology with which to get into the game.

Clubbing the Tom-Tom

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Legal I’ve been doing some research on the issues in Microsoft’s lawsuit against Tom-Tom. Here’s what I’ve found about the patents are at issue in the case:

Microsoft sues TomTom over Linux and other patent claims

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Legal Microsoft filed suit against TomTom today, alleging that the in-car navigation company's devices violate eight of its patents -- including three that relate to TomTom's implementation of the Linux kernel.

Defending Linux

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Legal Everyone knows patent trolls are constantly hard at work. Back in 2007, IP Innovation filed a lawsuit against Red Hat and Novell alleging infringement of patents on a user interface that has multiple workspaces. Red Hat’s Legal department are inviting all of us to participate in the fight.

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