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Comes Antitrust: Microsoft McCarthyism Exposed

Sep 02, 2009, 12:33 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Roy Schestowitz)

[ Thanks to Roy Schestowitz for this link. ]

"4. OSDL’s possible goals include:
* IP buffer. Ship GPL code unchanged without donating via GPL patents in that code.
* Chip demand increase
* Converged Linux/GPL code base (required to make available to community)
* “Planned” releases, coordination, obvious OSS inertia and royalty savings c.f. Windows
* Undifferentiated “subsidy” foundation for their “expensive” proprietary, add-on products
* “Industry standard” APIs for add-on products (i) mitigating risk of drawing of value-add products into the GPL, (ii) direct focus of OSS energy towards slowing how much code flows into the GPL to preserve opportunity for expensive add-on products."

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