Pender's Blog

Blog archive

Microsoft Slices and Dices Open Source Community

Wondering just exactly what Microsoft has been trying to accomplish with its Linux patent deals? Wonder a little less. Ubuntu guru Mark Shuttleworth says that Redmond has succeeded in slicing the open source community wide open.

Not only that, but apparently an Australian lawyer believes that Microsoft will be able to cut right through the red tape in GPLv3, the latest version of the license governing Linux use and the one that was supposed to put the kibosh on Redmond's patent high jinx, and pretty much do whatever it wants with its Linux deals.

Oh, and IIS is carving into Apache's market share, as well. Just call Microsoft the Ginsu knife of the software industry.

Posted by Lee Pender on August 07, 2007 at 11:54 AM


Featured

  • The 2021 Microsoft Product Roadmap

    From Windows 10X to the next generation of Microsoft's application server products, here are the product milestones coming down the pipeline in 2021.

  • The Future of Windows Server Includes Less Frequent Updates

    Microsoft is ending its practice of issuing semiannual channel updates for Window Server editions, turning instead to long-term servicing channel updates.

  • Notebook

    Microsoft Bolsters Dynamics 365 with Suplari Acquisition

    An acquisition announced by Microsoft on Wednesday promises to bring AI solutions for assessing supply-chain spending to the Dynamics 365 product.

  • Microsoft Announces Positive Q4 Revenue Results of $46.2B

    Microsoft on Tuesday reported $46.2 billion in total revenue during its fiscal-year 2021 Q4 period, up 21% from the same quarter last year.