Subject: Re: MS Attacks Open Source
From: Bernard Lang <Bernard.Lang@inria.fr>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 15:23:29 +0200



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Cordialement

Bernard Lang

On Wed, Jul 11, 2001 at 09:03:31AM -0400, Keith Bostic wrote:
> Monday July 02 11:15 AM EDT=20
> MS Attacks Open Source
> By Charles Babcock, Interactive Week
> 
> Microsoft is launching a two-pronged offensive against what it sees as its
> chief competition on the Internet: open source code.
> 
> In a preliminary license for its wireless Internet tools, the software
> giant appears to be floating a trial balloon by explicitly banning the use
> of open source code. Microsoft's language, which could become part of its
> commercial licensing terms, specifically bans use of the Linux (news - web
> sites) open source operating system (OS), which Microsoft seems to find
> especially objectionable.


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