'PatentGate,' one year later: Microsoft against the open-source world

Posted by vainrveenr on May 23, 2008 5:14 PM EDT
Computerworld; By Eric Lai
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It was just over a year ago that Microsoft Corp. dropped a bombshell of a claim: users of Linux and open-source software were unwittingly violating as many as 235 Microsoft software patents. "This is not a case of some accidental, unknowing infringement," Horacio Gutierrez, Microsoft's vice president of intellectual property and licensing, told Fortune magazine at the time. "There is an overwhelming number of patents being infringed."

[Maybe someone needs to look at our list of Patents that Microsoft might be infringing upon. - Scott]

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