July 21, 2004

HP feared Vole attack on Open Source

A memo from HP's vice president of strategic architecture Gary Campbell reveals concerns that software giant would target Linux users in licensing law-suits over its patents.

His memo, which was printed on NewsForge here said that: "Microsoft is going to use the legal system to shut down open source software. We don't have to exit selling to the open source market, but we need to plan smartly where to reduce our exposure."

Link: The Inquirer

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