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A Kindler Gentler Microsoft – If We Don’t Blow It


It is the dawning of a new area. Microsoft has irrevocably promised not to assert any claim of patent infringement against users and programmers of thirty-eight open source software programs.

Although one would be hard pressed to find any downside to this announcement, naysayers are still only proffering guarded praise and desperately searching for some sinister motive behind the new initiative. Hey guys (the Midwestern gender neutral flavor of course), let’s not blow this. If you are not careful, looking this gift horse in the mouth may convince Microsoft to investigate alternatives to the kindler gentler approach.

Brett Trout

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