451 Group: Microsoft suing TomTom, not Linux, not open source
Posted Feb 28, 2009 17:27 UTC (Sat) by dwon
Parent article: 451 Group: Microsoft suing TomTom, not Linux, not open source
This sounds to me like a steaming pile of doubletalking bullshit. Of course they're not suing "Linux" or "open source": "Linux" and "open source" aren't legal entity, and therefore they can't break the law and they can't be sued.
Microsoft is sending a message: "Don't sell products that contain Linux, or you'll be sued into oblivion. Windows is cheaper than Linux-plus-lawsuits, even if you ultimately win the lawsuits." If that's not an attack against the heart of Linux and FOSS, I'm not sure what is.
How do software patents encourage innovation again, in actual practice?
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