ComputerWorld: Microsoft's Patent Cunning
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 26 Feb 2009 16:29
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Over the last few years, Microsoft's threats to open source have dwindled to basically one idea: that somehow bits of free software “infringe” on software patents that Microsoft claims to own. The first serious appearance of this idea was back in 2004, when Steve Ballmer referred to a study that he claimed indicated Linux violated more than 200 patents. This sent shivers through the open source world, until the author of that study said that Ballmer was using his work in a misleading way.
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