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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_patents_and_free_software

Opposition to software patents is widespread in the free software community. In response ... In 2004, Open Source Risk Management commissioned a patent study, ... Microsoft has claimed that free software such as OpenOffice.org and the  ...

techrights.org/2017/02/09/microsoft-patent-tax-sheep-clothing

Feb 9, 2017 ... ... (and pay us every month) for using Free/Open Source software that we ... Dozens of new (or “news”) articles about Microsoft and patent trolls ...

www.infoworld.com/article/3042699/open-source-tools/microsoft-loves-open-source-only-when-its-convenient.html

Mar 11, 2016 ... Even as it embraces open source, Microsoft is shaking down the Android and Linux communities for patent licenses. Will the real Microsoft ...

www.ipwatchdog.com/2011/01/09/the-meaning-of-open-source-patented-by-microsoft/id=14289

Jan 9, 2011 ... See Open source campaigners urge investigation of Novell patent sale and Novell's Microsoft patent sale referred to regulators. So it seems ...

fossbytes.com/microsoft-trying-attack-open-source-linux-patents

Mar 14, 2016 ... While Microsoft is expressing its love for open source and Linux by release tons of code on GitHub and making Linux-based products, ...

www.zdnet.com/article/the-one-thing-microsoft-needs-to-do-to-gain-real-open-source-trust

Mar 16, 2016 ... While some open-source programmers may be unhappy about Microsoft patent- trollish ways, major open-source companies such as ...

www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-gets-novells-patents-rights-but-must-share-them-with-open-source-software

Apr 20, 2011 ... Well, this is almost certainly not the Novell patent deal that Microsoft ... to protect Linux and open-source software with a shared patent pool, ...

meshedinsights.com/2016/11/22/microsoft-linux-patents-tweets

Nov 22, 2016 ... There is little indication that the rest of the company shares the Azure product group's commitment to open source, especially not the patent ...

www.crn.com/news/applications-os/300080479/microsoft-exec-linux-patent-licensing-becoming-less-relevant-as-we-embrace-open-source-partnerships.htm

Apr 26, 2016 ... Mark Hill, Microsoft's senior vice president of open source sales and marketing, told CRN in a recent interview that these patent licensing efforts ...