From the “Intellectual Property Is Not Evil” files:
There has been a lot of talk in the last several weeks about Microsoft’s patent lawsuit against navigation vendor TomTom, which includes Linux. Despite that talk (at least in the press), Microsoft apparently is not seeing any direct backlash as a result of their patent case.
I asked Sam Ramji senior director of platform strategy at Microsoft about TomTom the other day and he
claimed that patent issues aren’t causing any chilling effect on his part of Microsoft’s open source plans.
…Before I go any further, let me first state that Sam Ramji does not shy away from questions. I’ve had the opportunity to interview him several times over the last few years and he has always been as upfront as possible.