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ZDNet News: Microsoft in the hot seat in new Net flap

May 12, 2000, 10:44 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)

"Microsoft Corp. again finds itself at odds with the open-source community in a dispute over contending claims regarding an Internet security protocol."

"Earlier this spring the company took heat for attaching proprietary extensions to the Kerberos security standard, which was developed within the open-source community."

"...The newest blowup occurred this week after Microsoft notified officials at the Linux-enthusiast site Slashdot, demanding the removal of certain postings. Microsoft contends the postings violate the end-user license agreement governing Microsoft's specifications for its Kerberos add-ons."

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