Quite a few interesting articles today.
To start with, Linux and Patent Risks talks about the 283 patents that the Linux kernel might affect. The study comes from Dan Ravicher, a patent attorney that apart from his main job, he represents the Free Software Foundation pro-bono. The patent system can be abused very badly and Dan is working towards its reform. People should know how it works as ignorance pays. Read the article!
Reading daily http://www.Groklaw.net helps understand what's going on with the world's favourite litigation chu-chu train. Also, there are articles on other legal aspects and open-source software. Behind the amazing work of Groklaw is Pamela Jones, a journalist with background in paralegal matters.
Martin Taylor is the top Linux strategist of M$. He is supposed to understand well open-source software and he uses his skills to help his company fight. His techniques are ultra-competitive; reminds of one of SC0's executives who would cut his wrist if he knew that the sight of blood would make you faint (in order to beat you). The article is "Microsoft sings a new tune on Linux", http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5614334/ in your browser.