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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  ...

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/open-invention-network-expands-open-source-patent-protection-beyond-linux

May 9, 2017 ... Now, it's expanding its protection to other major open-source projects. ... and their uncle -- yes, even Microsoft-- use Linux and open-source.

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

Feb 9, 2017 ... Dozens of new (or “news”) articles about Microsoft and patent trolls ... to Undermine Free/Open Source Software, Microsoft-Connected 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 ...

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.cio.com/article/3045799/linux/5-reasons-microsoft-may-never-give-up-on-linux-patent-claims.html

Mar 18, 2016 ... Last week I wrote about two of Microsoft's recent patent deals with Linux ... Microsoft gets from a certain segment of the open source community.

thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/100215/patents-and-peace-are-microsoft-linux-wars-over

Oct 2, 2015 ... And Microsoft has been collaborating with open source companies including Canonical. But does that mean the Microsoft-Linux patent wars ...

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 ...