Is Linux In Trouble, or Is It Just Something About East Texas?

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http://www.linuxinsider.com – Hardly a week goes by here in the Linux community without some company or other claiming that Linux and everyone who uses it is violating their patent -- or patents, more frequently. Not uncommonly, it's Microsoft doing the suing. Most recently, however, it was Bedrock Computer Technologies, a company -- many would say "patent troll" instead -- that has apparently taken it upon itself to sue not just Google but also Yahoo, MySpace, Amazon, PayPal, AOL and more, all over "methods and apparatus for information storage and retrieval using a hashing technique with external chaining and on-the- (General)