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Microsoft answers interoperability concerns

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| There has been some concern that GPL implementations of material covered by
| Microsoft's Open Specification Promise are prohibited. Microsoft could
| resolve this with a clear statement that GPL implementations are OK. Why
| hasn't it?
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| [...]
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| Microsoft made it clear last year that it wanted to encumber the open source
| communities with patent royalties. Do you expect that Microsoft sponsored
| standards will tend to be covered by Microsoft patents? CNN's senior editor
| said: "If the company gets its way, free software won't be free anymore." is
| this an accurate claim?
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http://www.computerworld.com.au/inde...4;fp;16;fpid;1

Microsoft Responds to Interoperability Concerns

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| He also gives a painfully polished response to CNN's senior editor's claims
| that the company is trying to eliminate free software.Typical Microsoft PR
| response to tough questions, but interesting nonetheless....
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http://www.osnews.com/story/19878

Microsoft, DOJ issue status report on interoperability compliance

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| Also, 49 companies have licensed patents for the communications protocols
| since the final judgment, with 36 of the companies signing aboard for a
| royalty bearing license.
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| [...]
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| To date the interoperability labs, which are offered free to MCPP licensees
| at its Microsoft Engineering Center, Microsoft completed an interoperability
| lab with one licensee in March and another in May.
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http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-99...g=2547-1_3-0-5

The criminals from Redmond still try to rewrite laws and buy some laws to
illegalise competition. The Commission (and now China too) is hopefully
watching this corruption.


Recent:

Feeling the heat at Microsoft

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| A couple of years ago you reiterated that IBM was Microsoft's biggest
| competitor and you said not just on the business side, but overall. If I ask
| you who is Microsoft's biggest competitor now, who would it be? *
|
| Ballmer: Open...Linux. I don't want to say open source. Linux, certainly have
| to go with that.
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http://www.news.com/Feeling-the-heat...tag=ne.fd.mnbc
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