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InfoWorld: Red Hat Exec Criticizes Software Patents, Microsoft

Apr 20, 2005, 14:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"A Red Hat executive speaking at the MySQL Users Conference 2005 event here on Tuesday heaped scorn on the issuance of software patents, saying they stifle innovation.

"The executive, Michael Tiemann, vice president of Open Source Affairs at Red Hat, also criticized Microsoft's 'Shared Source' approach to open source. The Shared Source program lets users look at code but not modify it, he pointed out..."

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