Defiant

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

In the face of FUD-inducing inveigled threats of Microsoft to sue, Ubuntu and Red Hat remain defiant. I expected nothing less from these Linux behemoths. I especially like the fact that Mark came out and published his take on the whole affair.

As Microsoft refuses to say what patents the Linux kernel is violating, it should have been obvious from the start that this is nothing more than saber-rattling on the part of M$. The beast is baring its teeth, gnashing as it goes, trying to scare all that care to look. They refuse to say what these patent infringements are because they know once they disclose them the whole Linux community will come together, modify Linux and make it impossible for them sue. If they're not willing to say what patents Linux is violating, then I say have Novell, Xandros and Linspire disclose the all the details of the deals they inked with Microsoft. Or better yet, induce Microsoft to start suing today! So the Open Invention Network (OIN) can start filing counter suits against M$. Using patents as canon fodder -- now that's an idea!

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