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Microsoft is Committed to Open Source

May 12, 2010, 16:02 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy LaCroix)

"I get a lot of junk email at my day job, usually from vendors that are trying to convince me that they are better than the competition, or just your typical spam. I usually empty my spam folder without reading anything but one heading did catch my attention (the title of this post). If you know anything about Microsoft's war against Open Source, you can imagine the irony when I seen the below image in the body of the email.

"The irony is the fact that this email came out around the same time as Microsoft decided to utilize closed source patents in IE9 instead of public domain codices such as Theora. Apple even followed suit. To make matters worse, Microsoft is waging a patent war against Android smartphones, claiming that they infringe on their patents. So with all of this activity against open source, how can Microsoft claim that they are committed to it?"

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