Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Open source envy over 235 violated Microsoft patents

In my NetworkWorld.com post here, I repeated Microsoft’s position that free and open source and Linux (hereinafter referred to as foux) infringes on no less than 235 Microsoft patents.

The open source crowd's invidiousness over Microsoft's patents, and indeed, it's (Microsoft's) entire IP portfolio and good fortune reached a defeaning crescendo this past week, with everyone and their shadows weighing in.

A little backgrounder:

In the May 14, 2007 issue of Fortune magazine, Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith, and licensing chief, Horacio Gutierrez informs users about the exact number of patents that are being infringed upon by the foux crowd.

Read on at NetworkWorld.com

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