Thursday, March 5, 2009

Linux Companies Sign Microsoft Patent Protection Pact

It seems some companies using the Linux kernel are in violation of GPLv2 section 7 and more explicitly GPLv3. Microsoft has been giving these companies a choice. Either you violate the GPL or you get sued by us. Now that TomTom has decided to go to court Microsoft has released this information but the exact companies remain a mystery as they signed an NDA.

How come a big company like Microsoft can legally commit blackmail or hold another company hostage? This is a sign of how outrageous and dangerous it has become to compete in America. Monopolies like Microsoft have too much control of the legal side which only works for the large companies. Let's see if Microsoft wants to fight IBM next.

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