Bradley Kuhn rips Microsoft’s patent pledge to shreds. But should we be surprised?Well, this is interesting.
Will Sun blow up the Microsoft/Novell deal to Red Hat’s benefit?
Note this was published before Sun choose to use GPL to Open Source Java. The authors of the articles argue that the ideas that underpin .Net lived in Java before Microsoft created .Net. If so the ultimate IP owners may be Sun not Microsoft. Also, by using the GPL to open source Java they create immediate and long term competition for both .Net and Mono. Now that Java is open sourced using the same model as the Linux kernel it will not take long to fully integrated Java into Linux and its development efforts.