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The Inquirer: Microsoft�s Patent Plans Worry Open Source Advocates

Jun 08, 2004, 15:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nick Farrell)

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"Open source advocates are concerned that software maker Microsoft's plans to licence more of its technology might be a cunning plan to sink Linux.

"A phalanx of Redmond spinsters said that Microsoft will begin licensing patents to meet requests from customers, partners, and regulators. According to the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft has over 100 discussions underway for patent licensing, including several purveyors of open-source products..."

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