Microsoft continues to charge for patents to attack Linux

Microsoft hates Linxu

Microsoft seems to have reconciled with Linux, they have used the system for some of their products, they have integrated it into the cloud, they have contributed to the Linux Foundation, we have seen programs that have been ported to the penguin platform, etc., but from behind they continue with their tricks against it. free and Linux software. So it is not love as it seems, but rather it could be called interest ...

Proof of this is that still they keep charging for patents that affect the GNU / Linux world and systems like Android. We already commented that Microsoft came to earn more for the patents it collected from Android devices than for its Windows Mobile operating system, which has been a total and absolute failure. But the truth is that they are not the only patents from which they are profiting.

Mark Shuttleworth, the Canonical, has had very harsh words with Microsoft such as «That's extortion and it should be called what it is»Or others like«Microsoft is asking people to pay for patents, but I'm not going to say which ones. If a guy walks into a store and says, 'It's a rough neighborhood, why don't you pay me $ 20 and I'll make sure you're okay,' that's illegal. It's organized crime«. With those harsh words Mark accuses Microsoft.

Microsoft is creating a climate of aggressiveness and aggressive collection with patents, something that has little to do with freedom and free competition. Many say it is blackmail and directly affect GNU, Linux, Chrome, Android and others free software ... So love is clouded by these unethical and moral actions that only have one end, the same as always: MONEY.

CONCLUSION: Microsoft loves the Linux patent tax.

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  1.   Alexis rome said

    With what cost does Mark Shuttleworth give a claim to Microsoft, if his "company" uses GNU / Linux without giving little or nothing in return.

    1.    Bullfighter said

      Man that you do not know about the contributions of Canonical does not mean that they do not exist ... Does a free operating system called ubuntu sound to you? that way using linux?
      Not to mention his constant contributions to the kernel, the Unity desktop environment, upstart, bazaar, the PPA system and a long etcetera ...
      Talking for the sake of talking without knowing what is being said.

    2.    Gregory ros said

      I think almost all of us use GNU / Linux. I use it at home and at work and I don't pay, nor do I know how to program. Mark S. has a company, and companies have to give money to support themselves, at least they contribute a good part of the code that they program and from which I / others am benefiting, as a cap. I believe that the GNU philosophy also includes Canonical, which charges for services, but what it does not include is charging fees for things like using fat partitions, to give an example that is relevant.
      A greeting.

  2.   Gerardo Castillo said

    Oh, okay.

  3.   Gregory ros said

    This love of MS reminds me of the comments of psychopaths: "I killed them for love."

  4.   Carlos Catano said

    not counting when they sent totally free CDs anywhere in the world…. lately there is that ubuntu hater that only serves to be fanatical.

  5.   Rodrigo Mariano Villar Vespa said

    Microsoft, why don't you fuck off?

  6.   Jbmondeja. said

    I never believed in that supposed love

  7.   Jose orrego said

    I believe that the battle has to be given by all of us who in one way or another use and benefit from Linux, and I explain myself: if each of us explained to at least 10 or 20 people how good and beneficial it is to switch to Linux to the detriment of Windows, we could start to tip the balance. For my part I have managed to convince 30 people from my family and work environment about these advantages and I have managed to get these people to switch to Linux in their different Distros.

    1.    Juan Diaz said

      And they keep talking to you?