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MS Sees No Conflict with Its Patent/Open Source Initiatives

Jun 01, 2007, 21:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

"Microsoft does not believe there is an inherent contradiction between its recent statements that free and open-source software infringes on 235 of its patents, and the veiled legal threats that go along with that, and its attempts to reach out and build bridges with the open-source community.

"'In fact, one makes the other possible, especially at a time like this, when interoperability is so important. Microsoft recognizes the importance of interoperability, which is why we are doing the things we are in our products, why we created the Interoperability Executive Customer Council, and why we are listening to customers,' said Horacio Gutierrez, Microsoft's vice president of intellectual property and licensing..."

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