June 20, 2007

Shuttleworth distances himself from Microsoft

Mark Shuttleworth, Canonical's chief executive, wrote in a blog that Canonical has declined to talk to Microsoft about any agreement that provides legal protection to Ubuntu users related to "unspecified patents".

"Allegations of 'infringement of unspecified patents' carry no weight whatsoever. We don't think they have any legal merit, and they are no incentive for us to work with Microsoft on any of the wonderful things we could do together," he wrote.

Link: ZDNet UK

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