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European legislators who endorse software patents frequently claim that those wouldn't affect free software (or "open source"). Microsoft's lawyers are determined to prove they are mistaken. Leaked internal documents in ...
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    European software patents & Microsoft


    European legislators who endorse software patents frequently claim that those wouldn't affect free software (or "open source"). Microsoft's lawyers are determined to prove they are mistaken.

    Leaked internal documents in 1998 said that Microsoft considered the free software GNU/Linux operating system (referred to therein as "Linux") as the principal competitor to Windows, and spoke of using patents and secret file formats to hold us back.


    http://software.newsforge.com/softwa.../1418213.shtml

    This is the business model of Microsoft that drove me away - not the product itself ... they are a true Monopoly and one that intends on staying that way. My biggest regret of the last 5yrs. is actually buying a legit copy of XP Pro and giving money to the backyard bully that is Microsoft.

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    Has this not been covered in this thread?

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/topic-28367.html
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