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Wired/Reuters: Microsoft: 'Not So Fast There, Pierre'

Apr 26, 2000, 03:09 (13 Talkback[s])

"Microsoft said on Tuesday that proposals from French parliamentarians to require software companies to reveal their program's secret codes could threaten intellectual property rights."

"A proposed law aims to force firms like Microsoft to reveal the closely-guarded "source codes" that form the nuts and bolts of their programs when they sell them to state institutions, allowing their users increased scope to modify them."

"'What we are arguing with is these stories about the source code publishing which are dangerous for intellectual property,' said Olivier Ezratty, marketing director of Microsoft France."

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