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All That Got Stolen Was Microsoft's Thunder

Mar 29, 2008, 00:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles Babcock)

"It's bad enough that Microsoft with its big war chest might sue you for producing open source software. But what's really hard to take is the suggestion that you stooped to stealing Microsoft code for your project. At the Open Source Business Conference this week in San Francisco, one show organizer got his revenge.

"When Microsoft says open source code infringes its patents, it's a hard charge for Linux kernel developers to defend themselves against. On the one hand, Microsoft won't say what code and which patents..."

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