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Submission + - Ubuntu, Red Hat reject Microsoft patent deal (

akkarin writes: Both Ubuntu and Red Hat have rejected Microsoft's deal regarding patents. ed-Hat-reject-Microsoft-patent-deal/0,130061733,33 9278741,00.htm From the article:

Mark Shuttleworth, Canonical's CEO, said in a blog posting on Saturday, that Canonical has declined to talk to Microsoft about any agreement that provides legal protection to Ubuntu users related to "unspecified patents". ... Shuttleworth said these patent agreements create "a false sense of security" and do not effectively protect the user from a patent suit from a big company like Microsoft.
How much longer will Microsoft attempt to bully OSS organisations into bowing down to their invisible patents?

They are called computers simply because computation is the only significant job that has so far been given to them.