"Opinion: Is Microsoft getting ready to explore intellectual property lawsuits against Linux and open-source software?
If you can't beat them, sue them? Is that what Microsoft is thinking these days when it comes to slowing down Linux and open source?
Earlier this month, I reported that people were concerned that Microsoft might be trying to retroactively claim IP (intellectual property) rights over many of the Internet's basic protocols. The lawyers I spoke with told me they certainly didn't like the looks of Microsoft's Royalty Free Protocol License Agreement."