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Linux Business Week: Linux Kernel To Be Re-Written To Counter Microsoft FUD

Jan 14, 2005, 19:00 (21 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Maureen O'Gara)

"IBM, Intel, the Open Source Development Labs, where Linux creator Linus Torvalds works, and other industry lights are planning to rob Microsoft of the ability to scare customers off of Linux by saying that the operating system is a patent infringer, informed sources say.

"On January 25 they are supposed to announce that a consortium has been created that will rewrite the components in the Linux kernel that have been found to tread on other people's IP--or at least the 27 Microsoft patents that Linux is supposed to infringe..."

Complete Story [Editor's Note: It should be noted that there is a scheduled press conference on January 25 in Beaverton and the invitation for the conference received by Linux Today did refer to "Operation Open Gates." -BKP]

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