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I, Cringely: He's Not in It for the Profit

Dec 11, 2001, 04:52 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert X. Cringely)

[ Thanks to Mike Rasmusson for this link. ]

"Section III(J)(2) contains some very strong language against not-for-profits. Specifically, the language says that it need not describe nor license API, Documentation, or Communications Protocols affecting authentication and authorization to companies that don't meet Microsoft's criteria as a business: '...(c) meets reasonable, objective standards established by Microsoft for certifying the authenticity and viability of its business, ...'

So much for SAMBA and other Open Source projects that use Microsoft calls. The settlement gives Microsoft the right to effectively kill these products."

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