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Microsoft buys 800+ Novell Patents

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it seems that a lot of the Linux and Unix guys are freaking out about this. Mainly because its unkown if one of the IP's sold was the Unix rights
How does the sale of Unix patents affect those using Unix derivatives (including linux)? I don't know much about the Unix patents or copyrights but it seems that the worst that could happen is that Microsoft starts filing lawsuits similar to what SCO Group did.
 
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does that mean that android/Linux is practactly fucked?
 

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How does the sale of Unix patents affect those using Unix derivatives (including linux)? I don't know much about the Unix patents or copyrights but it seems that the worst that could happen is that Microsoft starts filing lawsuits similar to what SCO Group did.
There was no infringement with the SCO, it was all rubbish. I don't think MS will try that to, it would be really bad PR, and with the Windows Phone just launched I'm not sure they want to risk that.

One reason could be to protect themselves from copyright trolls. Also it's not clear exactly which patents they bought.
 

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This has fun times ahead written all over it
 

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There was no infringement with the SCO, it was all rubbish. I don't think MS will try that to, it would be really bad PR, and with the Windows Phone just launched I'm not sure they want to risk that.

One reason could be to protect themselves from copyright trolls. Also it's not clear exactly which patents they bought.
nah microsoft is looking at looming x86 sub 1w cpus and thinking. Why fuck with arm.
 
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part of this screams to me outflanking Apple.

As far as my understanding of it affecting Linux is that it won't due, to it being forked from Linux.