This Fortune article about Microsoft, patents, and OSS is getting quite a bit of reaction this morning in the tech-oriented blogoshpere. There are plenty of links on TechMeme. And Google’s BlogSearch lists 26 pages of blog posts hits for over the last 12 hours when searching for the three keywords “Microosft patents Linux.” (Too bad I can’t memorialize the links here.) I started mapping out the connected nature of the posts, but gave up. There must be a tool that does this somewhere, I imagine. It would be interesting to see an animated rendering of how a story such as this grew across the blogosphere. Here’s a static map that’s kind of like what I’m imagining.