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MugYourSelf?

May 28, 2007, 04:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Murphy)

"Ashley Vance had a story on theregister last week about Microsoft's use of an article in Fortune Magazine to communicate a patent threat. Here's his summary paragraph:

"It would seem that Microsoft now relies on the likes of Fortune to perform scoldings. The software maker, as you've no doubt heard, placed a terse article with the publication. In the piece, both Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and top lawyer Brad Smith go after the free/open source crowd, saying 235 Redmond patents have been violated--42 of them in the Linux kernel, 65 in the GUI (graphical user interface), 45 in OpenOffice, 15 in e-mail and another 68 scattered across various other packages..."

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