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Microsoft's 'Openness' Pledge A Potential Patent Trap, Gartner Warns

Feb 29, 2008, 13:45 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul McDougall)

"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..."

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