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Microsoft, co-author of the Linux kernel

Microsoft, co-author of the Linux kernel

Posted Jul 19, 2011 9:12 UTC (Tue) by etienne (guest, #25256)
In reply to: Microsoft, co-author of the Linux kernel by leoc
Parent article: Who wrote 3.0 - from two points of view

IANAL, but by contributing, don't they also give patent rights to "the Program"?
(For example, if a patent license would not permit royalty-free redistribution of the Program by all those who receive copies directly or indirectly through you, then the only way you could satisfy both it and this License would be to refrain entirely from distribution of the Program. )


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Microsoft, co-author of the Linux kernel

Posted Jul 19, 2011 10:15 UTC (Tue) by dgm (subscriber, #49227) [Link]

IANAL either, but Microsoft is not distributing "the program" (the Linux Kernel) here. I don't know if the set of patches can be considered "the program" by themselves.

Can I download the kernel from somewhere in microsoft.com? Is there a git tree somewhere? All those could count as "distributing".


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