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Apr 20, 2007, 21:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

"As I've noted before, I am something of a connoisseur of Microsoft's FUD against open source, in part because I believe each successive FUD-flavour of the month gives important hints about the evolution of the thinking and strategy within the company. The latest development in this area, which revolves around patents, is no exception – not least because I think people are drawing the wrong conclusions from it. The patent issue has really come to the fore through last year's Microsoft-Novell agreement. This may be the most high-profile instance of Microsoft insinuating that GNU/Linux is infringing on some of its patents, but it is by no means the only one..."

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