August 29, 2001

As Open Source gathers pace, Microsoft acquires patents

Author: JT Smith

Anonymous Reader writes: "Recent surveys show open source software to have dramtically increased the level of penetration in the corporate world, with senior decision makers embracing the benefits of open source software. But fears are growing among notable people within the open source community, such as Bruce Perens, that Microsoft is currently building a collection of patents to fight back against these projects, which are surely damaging their bottom line. Read more here."
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