"Microsoft has been doing well against Linux through bluff. What
the Elliott move does is threaten to make Microsoft show its
"Even the due diligence process could threaten Microsoft. Singer
is going to get a look inside that 2006 agreement.
"It's a prime company asset and, even though it's protected by a
non-disclosure agreement, things get out. Stuff leaks. Knowing
exactly what Microsoft claims to own in legal documents would tell
open source advocates what must be changed to eliminate the
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