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Wired: Slashdot Lashes Back at MS

May 19, 2000, 11:51 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Geek-news hub Slashdot.org typically features various discussions about the open-source software movement. Now it's featuring an open-source legal spat between itself and Microsoft, to boot."

"Last week, Microsoft's lawyers sent a letter to Slashdot demanding that it remove several messages in one of its discussion forums. The message -- which discussed Microsoft's tweaks to an open-source security protocol called "Kerberos" -- violated copyright law, Microsoft claimed. Slashdot ignored the demand and posted Microsoft's letter online, unleashing a tempest of anti-Microsoft rhetoric from Slashdot posters."

"Thursday Slashdot upped the ante, posting a terse letter from Slashdot's attorney challenging the legal validity of Microsoft's original demand."

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