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The Financial Express: The IP Uprising

Feb 22, 2006, 18:15 (4 Talkback[s])
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"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 source momentum...'"

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