"Microsoft wants royalties for open-source software"

Rajesh Pandey pandey.pandey at gmail.com
Tue May 15 20:37:32 UTC 2007

Microsoft says : *"This is not a case of some accidental, unknowing
infringement. ...There is an overwhelming number of patents being
infringed,"  *

and :
*The spokesman pointed out that a free software group called the Open Source
Risk Management Group itself had confirmed via an August 2004 study (PDF
format) that Linux could be in violation of 283 patents, though none of
those patents had been proven in court at the time.

*These are not new things that Microsoft likes to play with.. Always trying
to down the morale of FSF and Open Source Communities..  They are in search
of new words which could track the OSCs.. But millions of users can't be
WINDOWS. Not anything else.. not the will, heart, and minds of
millions of users.

On 5/15/07, SaadAlDine AlSaidi <omen at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> Hello All,
> I guess as always microsoft will try everything thing it has to stand
> against
> the vast spread of open-source operating systems and software, they clam
> their patent violation on some softwares by relaying on English words and
> even key-board shortcuts.
> Lucky, up till now no court, not even the American ones could or hopefully
> ever will give them the right or make them win a case.
> --------
> SaadAlDine AlSaidi
> On Monday 14 May 2007 22:09, Francesco Ugolini wrote:
> > http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command
> =viewArticleBasic&tax
> >onomyName=development&articleId=9019238&taxonomyId=11&intsrc=kc_top
> >
> > This is only an article from the hundreds that i found trough the
> internet.
> >
> > Who is scared?
> >
> > I think it could really help Open Source communities grow.
> >
> > Stop to fight against each other, just follow our goals and our ideals.
> >
> > Seneca, a Latin writer, said: "The best ideas are common property"
> >
> > I trust completely in those words, and for this reason i will continue
> > to trust in Open Source and to help this trough Fedora Project (who has
> > in its DNA those words).
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > Francesco Ugolini
> > --
> > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FrancescoUgolini
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