[News] [Linux] Microsoft's Anti-Linux Patent Plans and the Need to Fight Back

[News] [Linux] Microsoft's Anti-Linux Patent Plans and the Need to Fight Back

Post by Roy Schest » Wed, 20 Jun 2007 22:12:46


Could Microsoft Be Going Open Source: Through Linux?

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| This would give Microsoft an open source future in a very painless way:
| adopt the already established Linux platforms as your own. Extend the
| olive branch, give them their new GPL 3 and reap the benefits of
| Linux in the commercial market, the future commercial market based
| on open source.
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Microsoft's one-two punch

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| The game goes like this: On the one hand, suggest that Linux might
| infringe on some of their patents. On the other hand, pay a few
| Linux distributions to integrate a technology (OOXML) that people
| think actually infringes on Microsoft's patents. That makes it
| easier to convince other people to pay up.
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Microsoft's true battlefront against Open Source

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| The Open Source community, and not just Linux, needs to wake up, stop
| being lazy and start fighting again. If they won't, then they may as
| well just declare Microsoft the winner, because if we, the members of
| the Open Source community don't start fighting back like we used to,
| and soon, the victory is and will be entirely Microsoft's. And after
| seeing Vista and their recent ideas of what "quality software" is, I
| certainly don't want them to win.
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[News] [Linux] Microsoft's Anti-Linux Patent Plans and the Need to Fight Back

Post by Guy Fawke » Thu, 21 Jun 2007 04:45:11


"Roy Schestowitz" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote


The author of this article is completely clueless, Microsoft would *never*
open-source Windows (it won't even open-source MS-DOS, which is long dead
and buried), let alone Office. There will be no open-source future for
Microsoft or has everyone forgotten Bill Gates' manifest to free-software
community in the late 70's?



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