This is certainly going to be interesting to watch...

In an interview with Fortune, Microsoft top lawyer Brad Smith alleges that the Linux kernel violates 42 Microsoft patents, while its user interface and other design elements infringe on a further 65. OpenOffice.org is accused of infringing 45, along with 83 more in other free and open-source programs, according to Fortune.
The timing is pretty interesting, considering that Linux and OpenOffice have been in market for years.

Link: news.com: Report: Microsoft says open source violates 235 patents >

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