Shuttleworth Says No Patent Deals With Microsoft
Considering the murderous rage:) GPL3/Stallman is showing towards these deals, it seems as though the FSF wants Linspire (and Novell and Xandros) to pay dearly. But what I'm wondering is, as Linspire has made these patent deals, what will it mean for Cannonical. Didn't Linspire and Cannonical make agreements? If their agreements are done legally (rather than Mark&Mike talking, I don't know too many details) will that mean that any GPL3 consequences about these deals could affect Cannonical through Linspire? I'm no lawyer, so I don't know. And could this end the two companies' relationship? We need to look at a broader picture, as Shuttleworth is a big guy in the business, and has both legal (to Linspire?) and political influence.