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OIN spearheads review of Microsoft FAT patents

The Open Invention Network is making good on its pledge to try to overturn the Linux-related patents that were contained in Microsoft's recently settled litigation against TomTomNV.OIN announced today that three patents in the lawsuit -- including those the deal with the creation of long and short file names -- have been named for prior art review on the Post-Issue Peer-to-Patent website linked to the Linux Defenders portal.

April 27, 2009 by

Linux Foundation: Let's kill Microsoft's FAT

The Linux Foundation is ready and willing to help companies get Microsoft's FAT out of their products.In his blog posted today about TomTom's settlement with Microsoft that was announced yesterday, foundation executive director Jim Zemlin said the case only proves that Microsoft was taking aim against Linux when it filed its lawsuit against TomTom last month and that it only undermines Microsoft's efforts to keep its technology relevant.

March 31, 2009 by

Microsoft: Litigate on FAT, and you'll be the next Unisys

Remember "Burn All GIFs" from 1999? In 2009, the Open Source mantra of choice could very easily turn into "Destroy all FATs"If you've been following the news in the Linux community, you've probably heard that Microsoft is currently in a lawsuit with Dutch GPS maker TomTom over what is believed to be a refusal on TomTom's part to cross-license long file name support in Microsoft's FAT32 technology.

March 5, 2009 by

OIN: Microsoft lawsuit won't slow Linux's lead in mobile market

Microsoft's lawsuit against TomTom is aimed at Linux but it won't deter the open source operating system's success in the mobile device market, said Open Invention Network's CEO.Open Invention Network CEO Keith Bergelt doesn't buy Microsoft's contention that the lawsuit, filed last week, is not targeting Linux.

March 2, 2009 by

Linux Foundation ready to fight Microsoft if TomTom lawsuit involves Linux kernel

The Linux Foundation insists it is equipped to fight Microsoft if the software giant’s lawsuit against TomTom impacts the open source Linux kernel.In his blog, Executive Director Jim Zemlin advised concerned parties to “calm down” in light of statements by Microsoft’s deputy general counsel that it is targeting TomTom’s GPS mapping software and not Linux.

February 26, 2009 by

Microsoft claims it is not party to patent claims against Linux

Contrary to speculation, Microsoft is not behind the patent litigation filed against Linux distributors last week, the company insists."Microsoft is not a party to Acacia's lawsuit against Red Hat and Novell, nor are we involved in any way in this litigation," according to an official statement from the company, released Tuesday by Microsoft spokesman Mark Martin.

October 17, 2007 by

SCO's Linux wars heat up as AU claims 'vilification'

The brawl between the SCO Group and critics of its intellectual property claims on the Linux open source software is heating up, both in Australia and overseas.Executives from SCO's US headquarters said they planned to file a lawsuit on Tuesday in the US against a large commercial user of Linux, while the company's Australian boss labelled some of the open source community's comments about the vendor as "vilification".

March 1, 2004 by

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