"Expect Microsoft vs Linux battle to heat up once again. Stoking
the flame of the ongoing war now are intellectual property (IP)
issues. The rising threat of third party IP infringement is
promising to give a new turn to the entire debate, till now
primarily focused on the ownership and security concerns.
"The first shots have already been fired. IP indemnification
issues are critical, comes the warning from Microsoft--'Litigation
suits can be tremendously expensive, with the cost easily exceeding
what you paid for the software many times over.' Open source
advocates, however, are convinced it is 'plain FUD' (fear,
uncertainty and doubt) and a 'last-ditch effort to slow the open
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