Although disliked by many in the open source community Microsoft is important to many open source projects as either a reason for existence or as one of the platforms that it is designed for.

Patent Protection Deals Recently Microsoft has been claiming that Linux has violated Microsoft Patents and that Linux Distributors can make a deal with them to receive patent protection. However some of the Linux community is claimimg this is nothing more than FUD

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