[[_Bits from ramprasad thoughts: M$ May Become Major Opponent of Patents?_]] ®

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Saturday, October 08, 2005

+ M$ May Become Major Opponent of Patents? +

Microsoft may one day be a major opponent of over-reaching patents. From the article: "Speaking at the LinuxWorld conference in London on Wednesday, Mark Shuttleworth, founder of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, said that although Microsoft is seen as being very pro-patent at the moment, if every other software maker enforced its patents in the same way then Microsoft would find it very difficult and expensive to do business. 'I think in ten years you will see Microsoft become a major opponent of patents and we will see very large software vendors turn around their position on patents...


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