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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


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