SCO, the company that started the Linux lawsuit madness, is now in Chapter 7 bankruptcy, but the Linux intellectual property FUD lives on.
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A time-zone and daylight savings reference database used by systems including Mac OS X and Linux has been taken offline by a copyright suit brought by an astrology company
Groklaw, the be-all and end-all of SCO lawsuit sites, will soon no longer be publishing new stories. Why? Because SCO's last dying efforts against Linux have come to nothing, and so Groklaw's mission is complete.
The Android phone-maker has launched a pre-emptive strike against Apple, arguing that the patents it is using to sue HTC are invalid and unusable against Motorola
Microsoft has filed a major patent infringement lawsuit against Motorola -- and indirectly, Google, Linux and open source.The software giant's case against Motorola's Android devices won't slow the momentum of Google smartphones or its Linux-based open source operating system.
As long as they stay updated with evolving patent landscape and utilize codes licensed under established patent registries, open source developers needn't worry about facing lawsuits similar to Oracle-Google Java saga, industry watchers note.
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.
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.
Is Microsoft's lawsuit against TomTom a sign that its attempt at locking down Linux through the use of patent cross licensing agreements is starting to fail? And thanks to TomTom, we know know that Microsoft has been using cross licensing agreements to undermine GPL.
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.
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.
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.
Red Hat still faces a lawsuit brought by IP Innovation, which Linux Watch has called a patent troll, and Microsoft is still sitting at the table, fingering its ginormous stack of chips and smiling its Mona Lisa smile.
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.
In a 102-page ruling, Judge Dale A. Kimball eviscerated SCO's claims that it owns the copyright to Unix (see Groklaw's coverage, NYT, WSJ).
Linux founder defends protection of the trademark and insists that sublicensing is a loss-making operation.
In the wake of a trademark lawsuit and its acquisition of Conectiva, Linux seller Mandrakesoft is renaming itself.
Microsoft claims that it did not warn Asian governments against Linux and was merely referring to a study done by an open-source group, but the author of the study says his report was misinterpreted.At the Microsoft's Asian Government Leaders Forum in Singapore, Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer said that Linux violates more than 228 patents and that companies will be at risk of legal action if they use Linux, according to Reuters.
The movie industry body's search for illegal files has led it to make false accusations against Linux Australia - a move that could end in a lawsuit
The company asks a judge to throw out the SCO Group's lawsuit against it, one of several high-profile cases that have entangled Linux in SCO's intellectual-property claims over Unix.