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5 Reasons Why The Microsoft Patent Story Is Not News

May 17, 2007, 19:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dennis Byron)

"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..."

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