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eWeek: Microsoft: IP Licensing 'Inevitable'

Nov 15, 2004, 15:15 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

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Defending intellectual property and patent licensing is quickly becoming a hot button for proprietary and open-source software developers alike.

"For many, it's not a case of if but when Linux and open-source software developers will be forced to license other vendors' intellectual property, regardless of how complicated it may be to execute under the GPL (GNU General Public License). As a result, enterprises standardizing on open platforms are paying closer attention to the growing risk of legal action the software could bring..."

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