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eWeek: Microsoft: IP Licensing ‘Inevitable’

[ Thanks to Steven J.
Vaughan-Nichols
for this link. ]

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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