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NewsForge: Microsoft's New Monopoly

Jun 29, 2005, 23:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Stallman)

"European legislators who endorse software patents frequently claim that those wouldn't affect free software (or 'open source'). Microsoft's lawyers are determined to prove they are mistaken.

"Leaked internal documents in 1998 said that Microsoft considered the free software GNU/Linux operating system (referred to therein as 'Linux') as the principal competitor to Windows, and spoke of using patents and secret file formats to hold us back..."

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