October 13, 2007
Linspire 6.0 Includes Lawsuit Protection
Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu founder and head of Canonical, took to his blog earlier this year to express his distaste for the covenant principle. "A promise by Microsoft not to sue for infringement of unspecified patents has no value at all and is not worth paying for," Shuttleworth wrote. "It does not protect users from the real risk of a patent suit from a pure-IP-holder."