The latest FUD from Microsoft may just be mere rubbish. Steve Ballmer recently made it clear in a conference in Asia that Linux violates 283 software patents. The problem is that this is done by quoting a study that actually says that Linux has similar patent risk than proprietary software.

The state of software patents in the United States has become ridiculous. Companies have to take up patent insurance. Is this an environmnet that encourages innovation?


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