Patience with patents pays

Microsoft has fired a clear shot to the open source industry, explains Peter Branton.

4331 days ago

While patent considerations are a concern, I would suspect this has more to do with what Microsoft feels it can get away with than actual patent violations - especially for a company not known to be cooperative in patent disputes going the other way (see the Alcatel-Lucent claim on MS regarding MP3 technology). In addition, the author of the original report which Ballmer has based these figures on has accused MS of twisting the research to its own ends. Until MS lists the patents it claims have been violated, I will be paying little credence to these comments.


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