ConsortiumInfo.org on Microsoft
Noted standards attorney (and LF board member) Andy Updegrove has a very insightful and funny post on the recent Microsoft patent FUD.
“Well, there we go again. With the prolifieration of all these Linux “protection” cross licenses, one can’t help asking a few questions. Such as whether Microsoft will ever reveal its mysterious patents, so that Linux users and distro vendors can decide whether or not they agree with Microsoft’s contentions? And whether, if all of the terms of each deal were known, would it really appear that Microsoft’s partners really thought there was much substance to those patent claims at all? And finally, where will it all end?”