Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 7th Mar 2008 21:38 UTC, submitted by SReilly
Novell and Ximian Open-source pioneer and Novell Vice President Miguel de Icaza Thursday for the first time publicly slammed his company's cross-patent licensing agreement with Microsoft as he defended himself against lack of patent protection for third parties that distribute his company's Moonlight project, which ports Microsoft's Silverlight technology to Linux.
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RE[6]: Interesting
by viton on Sun 9th Mar 2008 12:29 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Interesting"
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What Microsoft really need is to push their new products.
Usually new Microsoft applications come with new incompatible formats. I.e. you can't open VS2005 project in VS2003 even if they're almost identical XMLs. It is not a technical problem, but marketing trick. Obviously you need to force incompatibility issues, because a typical XML document allows easy forward compatibility.

Probably anyone who stands for Microsoft "standards" was bought by Microsoft or listening too much of marketing blahblah.

Edited 2008-03-09 12:31 UTC

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