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Google Cautious on Microsoft Patent Claims

May 18, 2007, 16:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Darryl K. Taft)

"Chris DiBona, open-source programs manager at Google, says the jury is still out on Microsoft's recent claims that free and open-source software violates 235 Microsoft patents.

"In an interview with eWEEK, DiBona said it was too early to tell what kind of concerns users of open-source technology should have regarding Microsoft's claims, adding, 'Like most of the world we'd like to see them actually enumerate what [those violations] are. It's more of a wait-and-see. It's easy to say things like that, it's another thing to see what concrete actions come of it...'"

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