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NewsForge: Anticipated OSDL Announcement Blown Out of Proportion

Jan 17, 2005, 14:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

"It began trickling out with a press release indicating IBM, Intel and the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) had an announcement with 'dramatic and global' implications. Then it got dramatic alright, with a report that the big January 25 announcement, code-named 'Operation Open Gates,' was a plan to rewrite Linux kernel components that might be infringing on some 283 patents, particularly those owned by Microsoft.

"Two OSDL officials, however, told NewsForge that the report was 'inflation of reality' and 'not close to accurate at all...'"

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