It302 Research Assignment 4.1
Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), by 2006, had allegedly violated 235 patents that Microsoft was in possession of, including the Linux Kernal, Samba, OpenOffice.org, and others. Three contracts were struck up between Novell and Microsoft, most notably, a patent agreement that stated, “Don’t sue us and we won’t sue you.” When this happened, some dire consequences were predicted for FOSS, however, it hasn’t exactly gone as predicted.
FOSS has blossomed since then. It is my opinion, that in entering
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