"IBM, Intel, the Open Source Development Labs, where Linux
creator Linus Torvalds works, and other industry lights are
planning to rob Microsoft of the ability to scare customers off of
Linux by saying that the operating system is a patent infringer,
informed sources say.
"On January 25 they are supposed to announce that a consortium
has been created that will rewrite the components in the Linux
kernel that have been found to tread on other people's IP--or at
least the 27 Microsoft patents that Linux is supposed to
Story[Editor's Note: It should be noted that there is a
scheduled press conference on January 25 in Beaverton and the
invitation for the conference received by Linux Today did refer to
"Operation Open Gates." -BKP]
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