Linux may infringe on 283 patents

In a story that relates to the article; “The SCO ripple effect“, ComputerWorld is reporting that Linux allegedly violates some 283 registered software patents. They go on to say that there is the possibility that 27 of these are owned by Microsoft. While I seriously doubt that Linux is actually violating any patents whatsoever, it is always a little scary to see Tux come under attack like this when big money is behind the push for these types of accusations.