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Microsoft, Linux OSS and the 235 Patent Violations: Covering Your Butt

May 17, 2007, 00:45 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Enderle)

"Microsoft has put a firm number, well, firm so far, of 235 of its patents it says Linux and other open source software violate.

"With each announcement, Microsoft, in effect, strengthens the likelihood that it will take formal legal action, because if it does not and allows these patents to continue to be violated, it may forever lose its ability to enforce them. It has been cross-licensing up a storm but should eventually shift to enforcement.

"So how concerned should you be...?"

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