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What is Microsoft's real agenda for the Linux community?

http://tech.blorge.com

With Mandriva and others rejecting Microsoft's Linux payoff deal, there is a lot of talk lately about Microsoft's new Patent Infringement Protection Plan and how it might not be the “you scratch our backs and we won't stab you in yours” plan that it was initially thought to be."

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Microsoft, Linux Distros Get Cozy: Let's Get Scared

http://www.osweekly.com

"First we had Novell jumping onboard with Microsoft, and then came a cooperative deal with Xandros. Now we have Linspire following the trend and I’m left wondering: should we be worried? Many of you may point out that it is merely a handful of companies, but I see this differently."

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Nine days left for patent deals

http://www.itwire.com.au

"There are exactly nine days left for Microsoft to get other Linux companies to sign up for patent cross-licensing deals. The GPLv3 is set to be published on June 29 and once that is done, any new deal will be subject to the terms which it includes."

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Can Microsoft Surround And Conquer Red Hat?

http://techiqmag.com

"Yet another open source software provider has signed a licensing and patent agreement with Microsoft. The VAR Guy wonders: Is Microsoft moving a few strategic pieces into place before launching a legal showdown against Red Hat?"

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Memo to Xandros CEO: you're better off selling potatoes

http://www.itwire.com.au

"No, it is much more likely that they discussed the price of oranges in California. Or perhaps the oil industry in Venezuela. Or even the industrial relations laws in Australia. But patents? Not a ruddy chance in hell that the word even figured in those talks."

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Ubuntu’s Death Rattle

http://www.devside.net

I _would_ say that all the eggs have been placed into the same basket, but if you look at the past, you quickly realize the rest of the eggs have already been broken and this is a last effort attempt to save a sinking ship.

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» What happens to Novell, post Microsoft?

http://blogs.zdnet.com

"The bad news: Novell is becoming too reliant on Microsoft. And given the third version of the General Public License could hamper the partnership that’s no idle concern."

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