May 3, 2001

Microsoft kicks off new anti-Open Source campaign

Author: JT Smith

From the New York Times (free registration still required): "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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