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Microsoft Vice President “Guaranteed” Lawsuit Over Patents Against Linux

HERE IS AN old quote worth reminiscing [PDF]:

MR. ALLCHIN: And there’s going to be a patent lawsuit on Linux. It’s bound to happen. I’m just asking -not and the patent lawsuit won’t really be about the license. It will be simply, "Hey, these guys took intellectual property." And whether the lawsuit comes from Wind River or in X, Y, Z, there’s going to be one. Guaranteed. As I sit here today, I will guarantee you at some point there's going to be a challenge about the patents. Not about the license per se.

MR. MARTIN: Class action lawsuit.


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