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Comes Antitrust: Microsoft’s Attack Plan on GNU/Linux and Today’s Lessons

Aug 04, 2009, 13:02 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Roy Schestowitz)

[ Thanks to Roy Schestowitz for this link. ]

"OSS projects have been able to gain a foothold in many server applications because of the wide utility of highly commoditized, simple protocols. By extending these protocols and developing new protocols, we can deny OSS projects entry into the market.

"...The Linux community is very willing to copy features from other OS's if it will serve their needs. Consequently, there is the very real long term threat that as MS expends the development dollars to create a bevy of new features in NT, Linux will simply cherry pick the best features and incorporate them into their codebase. The effect of patents and copyright in combatting Linux remains to be investigated.

"...The core strategic thrust of Linux is NOT an attack against some product/feature weakness of Microsoft. It's an attack at the base of the commercial software industry – Intellectual Property."

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