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osOpinion: Microsoft Flatters the Penguinista

Jul 08, 2001, 12:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gareth Barnard)

"Expect legislation that will make it easier to patent software, and expect some open source groups to be sued for patent infringement. For example, Microsoft patented the file format of its ASF streaming video and forced a halt to development of VirtualDub, an open-source project, which would have used ASF."

"Such attacks will promote public awareness of open source and public sympathy for it."

"Open source will never go away. It evolves, going from strength to strength. It's more than software. It's an idea. Organizations go away, but ideas don't."

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