– Linux potentially infringes 283 patents.

According to an article on c|net, Linux potentially infringes 283 patents, including 27 held by Microsoft but none that have been validated by court judgments, according to a group that sells insurance to protect those using or selling Linux against intellectual-property litigation.

It’s going to be interesting to see how this turns out…

– Mike

Comments (1)

  1. Don Newman says:

    I also read this and posted in my blog ( The insurance company is not going to release the list of infringements because doing so puts Linux in the wrong. According to copyright law, ignorance is bliss.