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Re: Tom Tom and Microsofts Linux patent lock-down ..

From: Doug Mentohl
Subject: Re: Tom Tom and Microsofts Linux patent lock-down ..
Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2009 19:35:48 +0000
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amicus_curious wrote:

this article .. is rather 4th hand and not a very compelling analysis ..

Said he as he totally failed to address or refute anything in the article.

"Yes, other companies have signed FAT patent licenses, both in the context of patent cross licensing agreements and other licensing arrangements."

'Contrary to what Microsoft may state about this not being about Linux, tying up companies that use Linux and open source in patent licensing agreements cuts to the very core of one of the things that's kept Linux and open-source alive: free distribution of the kernel and code'

'Samba maintainer Jeremy Allison pointed out in a recent blog posting by writer Glyn Moody that companies who sign up to Microsoft's licensing cannot continue to distribute their code under GPLv2'
so who are we goign to believe Jeremy Allison or a legalistic Usenet troll

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