Microsoft penalty won't help open source

Posted by dave on Mar 25, 2004 1:39 PM EDT
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Far from penalising Microsoft, Wednesday's decision by the European Commission assures a bright future for the company as a patent licensing operation. That's according to Jeremy Allison of the team behind Samba, an open source implementation of the SMB (Server Message Block) file sharing protocol, who notes that only two open source interests were called to testify before the EU investigation.

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