August 30, 2003

MS Sued for Stealing Linux-compatible Streaming Technology

Anonymous Reader writes "Burst.com is reported to hold numerous technology patents for 'increasing the efficiency of video and audio streaming', according to Robert Cringely. A suit is pending against Microsoft for trying to 'steal' this technology from Burst. If Microsoft successfully beats the suit, Burst's multi-platform technology (which includes Linux) could give Microsoft a significant edge in 'streaming's' future, possibly at the expense of other OS's, like Linux."

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