"The buzz May 14 was all about the Microsoft (MSFT)/OSS 'patent
happening.' According to Fortune, Microsoft claims that open source
software [OSS] as a group violates over 200 Microsoft patents.
"There is a breathless sense that this claim and all the
background and forward looking that derive from it is new news.
Thank the mainstream business media for that (Business Week
followed with a story). The IT tabloids and blogosphere piled on.
Why? This is not new news..."