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NewsForge: Microsoft Negotiating Email Sender ID Licensing with OSI

Sep 08, 2004, 15:15 (3 Talkback[s])
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"NewsForge recently learned of some behind the scene negotiations between Microsoft and Larry Rosen of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) regarding its controversial licensing of Sender ID. I had the chance to speak briefly this morning with Rosen about those negotiations. He quickly brushed aside a couple of my misconceptions about the issues, and about prior art, then further enlightened me with his first-hand take on these ongoing-negotiations.

"In an earlier story, I wrote about the questions being raised over both the restrictions in the Sender ID license and the validity of the patent claim Microsoft is making. I prefaced the interview with those items, and Rosen began by correcting me on both points..."

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