Shuttleworth Denies Ubuntu-Microsoft Deal

“The head of Ubuntu says his company isn’t interested in forming a deal with Microsoft along the lines of those recently reached by Linspire, Xandros, and Novell.

Canonical chief executive Mark Shuttleworth has made it clear that Ubuntu isn’t interested in forming a deal with Microsoft along the lines of those recently reached by Linspire, Xandros and Novell.

“We have declined to discuss any agreement with Microsoft under the threat of unspecified patent infringements,” Shuttleworth said in a blog post on Saturday.

His remarks follow speculation in the press that, following Linspire’s agreement with Microsoft last week, Linspire partner Ubuntu might follow suit.”

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