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Don't confuse Microsoft's IP with Linux

Jul 17, 2009, 03:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

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"However, let us consider how possible, or perhaps even whether possible, it would be for Microsoft to bring licensing or litigation to or against another company, whether a vendor or user of enterprise IT, that did not in some way involve Linux and open source software. The latest Microsoft IP deal, while indeed cause for some concern, is also further evidence of how pervasive and entrenched Linux and open source software is in all of IT, from smartphones and consumer electronics to enterprise servers, HPC and virtualization, to key verticals and cloud computing.

"Linux and open source played a small, if not insignificant role, in the recent TomTom case, which was settled, but continued to concern open source supporters."

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