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Submission + - Microsoft claims Linux violates over 200 patents

An anonymous reader writes: Fortune Magazine has an article which states that FOSS developers and distributors could soon face a patent litigation blitzkrieg from Microsoft, which holds over 200 patents that the company claims Linux violates. The article further states that the recent Novell-Microsoft patent deal is a de facto admission of infringement — is anybody surprised?

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