The Microsoft attack on Linux continues. My last post dealt with Alexander Wolfe’s idiotic assertion that there are too many Linux distros. I also mentioned the divisive tactics Microsoft is employing to try an undermine Linux in particular and open source in general.

Well this is a sort of follow-up: Groklaw‘s Pamela Jones has dissected the agreement between Microsoft and Linspire and concluded: “… with Linspire’s agreement, you have to give up pretty much all your GPL freedoms, as far as I can make out, and more. And what do you get in return for giving up everything? True Type fonts, Windows Media 10, DVD playback, patent coverage..”

You can read her complete analysis here. It’s fascinating reading – especially if you’ve been wondering what all the fuss is about.

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