ZDNet News: Microsoft in the hot seat in new Net flap

“Microsoft Corp. again finds itself at odds with the open-source
community in a dispute over contending claims regarding an Internet
security protocol.”

“Earlier this spring the company took heat for attaching
proprietary extensions to the Kerberos security standard, which was
developed within the open-source community.”

“…The newest blowup occurred this week after Microsoft
notified officials at the Linux-enthusiast site Slashdot, demanding
the removal of certain postings. Microsoft contends the postings
violate the end-user license agreement governing Microsoft’s
specifications for its Kerberos add-ons.”


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