"Ashley Vance had a story on theregister last week about
Microsoft's use of an article in Fortune Magazine to communicate a
patent threat. Here's his summary paragraph:
"It would seem that Microsoft now relies on the likes of Fortune
to perform scoldings. The software maker, as you've no doubt heard,
placed a terse article with the publication. In the piece, both
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and top lawyer Brad Smith go after the
free/open source crowd, saying 235 Redmond patents have been
violated--42 of them in the Linux kernel, 65 in the GUI (graphical
user interface), 45 in OpenOffice, 15 in e-mail and another 68
scattered across various other packages..."
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