Which is generated off of their closed source, highly protected search engine.I don't know. You insinuate that many of them do, but provide no evidence. Google sells services, not software anyway, and runs linux based servers.. I fail to see the relevance.
MS has puchased a large amount of licenses from Novell. That capitol all filters down to the projects that Novell sponsors and as well as their freeing of patents.I didn't say there wasn't. Those are products that they sell, they aren't looking to anyone else for money.