Microsoft's 'Openness' Pledge A Potential Patent Trap, Gartner Warns
Feb 29, 2008, 13:45 (6 Talkback[s])
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"IT research firm Gartner is warning open source software makers
that Microsoft's pledge to open up its documentation library to
third parties carries legal risks for developers who aren't careful
about how they access the technical trove.
"'Do not use Microsoft's documentation unless you have rigorous
processes to keep track of applicable patents,' said Gartner, in a
new research report..."