Is Microsoft Allowing Ubuntu Linux on Azure without a Patent Deal?

Posted by red5 on Jun 8, 2012 9:21 PM EDT; By Sean Michael Kerner
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Microsoft alleged years ago that Linux and Open Source technologies infringe on over 200 Microsoft patents. It's that basic allegation that Microsoft used to convince Novell/SUSE to sign a a Patent deal and it's the same basic underpinning for a dozen deals with Android vendors. So why is Microsoft allowing Linux to run on its Azure cloud? In particular, why Ubuntu?

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