Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Mar 2006 16:34 UTC, submitted by Linuxfanboy
Microsoft "This time it's patents that will ensure the downfall of GNU/Linux and with it, the entire world of open source. But before hanging up your certified geek propeller-hat and retraining as a dental hygienist, you might want to consider the following brief history of Microsoft's use of fear, uncertainty, and doubt as a weapon against GNU/Linux." Hopelessly pro-everything-that-is-Linux, but an interesting overview of Microsoft's approach to Linux over the years nonetheless. Elsewhere, the Guardian looks at the challanges Microsoft is currently facing.
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RE[3]: Excellent article
by gustl on Fri 31st Mar 2006 11:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Excellent article"
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I agree.

If you need 10 lawyers next to every programmer and still are not able to create a product which does not infringe on anything, the IT industry will go down in flames.

MS will continue the patent FUD indefinitely, but they will not sue a major open source project directly.

However they might try patent lawsuits via proxy.

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