informationweek.com: A manufacturer of Linux-based networking devices has agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to Microsoft in order to settle a patent claim, Microsoft disclosed Wednesday.
eweekeurope.co.uk: Linux vendor Red Hat, and 17 other vendors, have protested a Swiss government contract given to Microsoft without any public bidding.
blogs.zdnet.com: A new Law.Com analysis indicates Cisco may be in big legal trouble over the FSF lawsuit alleging it misused open source code in its hardware. Until you learn the rest of the story.
- TomTom, Microsoft settle: Who caved?
- Microsoft, TomTom settle, issues do not
- TomTom and Microsoft Settle Suits (and Countersuits): Is it Over?
- TomTom Surrenders, Pays Microsoft Licensing Fees For Linux
- TomTom & Microsoft Settle "in a way that ensures TomTom’s full compliance with its obligations under the GPLv2"
- Bad News: Microsoft Gets its Way with TomTom
- "They Started It!" -- TomTom Countersues Microsoft
- TomTom sues Microsoft on patent infringement
- TomTom chooses a moderate limited hang out route
- Strike/Counterstrike: TomTom Sues Microsoft
- TomTom fights back, but not over Linux
businessinsider.com: This is exactly what we were afraid of. Last month, when Microsoft sued Dutch GPS-maker TomTom on the principle that parts of Linux -- which form the guts of TomTom's device -- violate Microsoft's patents, we hoped for a quick settlement.
blogs.the451group: I’ve been talking to device manufacturers and the Linux-centered software providers and I can definitively report that I am not hearing or sensing any fear, uncertainty or doubt (FUD) as a result of Microsoft’s TomTom patent suit.
itwire.com: 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.
blogs.zdnet.com: 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?
informationweek.com: 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.
blogs.zdnet.com: 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.
esr.ibiblio.org: 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:
techflash.com: 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.
marilyn.frields.org: 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.
internetnews.com: Cisco and FSF lawsuit over GPL The lawsuit between the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and Cisco may be critical in shaping the future of the open source ecosystem, according to legal experts closely watching the saga's next stages.