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Microsoft vs. Open Source: Setting the Battle Lines

Discussion in 'News' started by tripwire45, May 15, 2007.

  1. tripwire45
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    Microsoft vs. Open Source: Setting the Battle Lines

    Microsoft is putting its own spin on its "re-re-announcement" that it believes that Linux and open source violate 235 of its patents. The company is now sending out a release to some members of the press explaining its position. Microsoft's statement opens, "The company's longstanding preference is to license rather than litigate and Microsoft's work over the past three years to build a bridge with open source is a result of that commitment. The November agreement with Novell addresses the IP issues in open source while meeting both the distributor's needs and, more importantly, the needs of the customer."

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