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[News] OIN Scolds Microsoft for Being a Bully Like SCO

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The Beat Of The TomTom, Pt. 2

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| When I spoke to Keith Bergelt of the Open Invention Network, he was far more 
| directly critical: "The message that Microsoft has been putting out over the 
| last year to 18 months, thanks to their presence in open source forums and 
| Sam Ramji, is that a lot of that effort is not more than rhetoric, and that 
| their behaviors are the same. The inclusion of patents and the targeting of 
| Linux, whether it's by design or not, is provocative.     
| "And it's unfortunate, because any of the work they were doing to develop a 
| better manner of comportment and integration within the community will be for 
| naught. It also solidifies the resolve of the community to support Linux 
| users and the rights of them to use Lx. Irrespective of whether TomTom has 
| other [patent] issues, this is a separate action. This action, by dragging in 
| those Linux-targeting patents, is just more of Microsoft being Microsoft, and 
| underscores how far they still have to go to be accepted by the open source 
| community."       


A criminal stays a criminal. Microsoft executives are still jail-worthy for the
crimes they have committed and political corruption that enables this.


Sun exec accuses Microsoft of 'patent terrorism'

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| The efforts of Microsoft to pressure the Linux community over alleged and 
| unspecified patents is akin to "patent terrorism", according to a local 
| executive for Sun Microsystems.  


Microsoft, the art of Corporate Terrorism.

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| Microsoft, no longer the technological leader in the Computer Desktop
| market, is taking on a terrorist role in its attempt remain in power
| at all costs. (see the link to the CNN story below)
| The tactic is intended to frighten current, and would be, free 
| software users away from products that Microsoft just can't compete
| with. It's not a new tactic, but for the first time desperation is
| beginning to show.


Convicted Monopolist Terrorizes Software Industry

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| That headline is designed to grab your attention. Sensationalistic as
| it may be, it also happens to be true, if what you mean by 'terrorize'
| is to provoke fear.
| If you've been following the presidential race in the United States,
| you know the present crop of candidates have been exploiting the fear
| of the American people as they never have before in the history of
| the country.


Who is the world's biggest patent troll?

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| In two consecutive days, The Wall Street Journal presented two different 
| answers. The first is not surprising: Intellectual Ventures, the brainchild 
| of ex-Microsoft executive Nathan Myhrvold. It's now out "to raise as much as 
| $1 billion to help develop and patent inventions, many of them from 
| universities in Asia."   


Playing Microsoft Patent Poker 

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| This time though, while Ballmer slinks away to try to con … convince people 
| that Microsoft Unified Communications somehow offers people more than what 
| Cisco's VOIP (voice over IP) been offering customers for years, a patent 
| attack finally launches at Linux. Specifically, IP Innovation, a subsidiary 
| of Acacia Technologies Group, has filed a patent infringement claim against 
| Linux distributors Novell and Red Hat.     
| So was it just timing, or was it something more? Let's take a look at the 
| players.  

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