December 3, 2003

Microsoft To Announce Major Changes To IP Policy

OwlWhacker writes ""Microsoft is expected to announce significant changes to its intellectual property policies during a conference call on Wednesday."

Good old Microsoft 'suddenly' decides to release roylaty-free APIs and protocols. Is this a change of heart for Microsoft, or a 'decision' based on pressure from the EU? Microsoft says that the move will fend off competition from Linux - which was one of the very reasons the information wasn't released before. Microsoft is cornered and scared, no doubt about it. Either that or it has caught something from SCO."

Link: crn.com

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