May 3, 2001

Microsoft kicks off new anti-Open Source campaign

Author: JT Smith

tjhanson writes, "This must be a fairly robust offensive. This time the NY Times is covering the speech:

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/05/03/technology/03SOFT.html" This page requires a login. From the story: "Microsoft is preparing a broad campaign countering the
movement to give away and share software code, arguing that it potentially undermines the intellectual property of
countries and companies. At the same time, the company is acknowledging that it is feeling pressure from the freely
shared alternatives to its commercial software ... (A speech to be given Thursday) is part of an effort by Microsoft to
raise questions about the limits of innovation inherent in the open-source approach and to suggest that companies
adopting the approach are putting their intellectual property at risk."

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