Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Latest FUD From MS Nothing New, Nothing Worrisome

"Microsoft reignites its war on Linux" points out that the latest FUD campaign is nothing new. Back in 2004, Ballmer claimed that Richard Stallman himself admitted Linux infringes upon hundreds of patents. The article points out, though, the numbers referenced by Stallman came from a study done to allay fears about patent infringements. The study measured the number of infringements and showed that it's nothing unexpected in these crazy patent-happy days.

Groklaw also lists reasons to not worry.

In summary, MS is up to its old tricks - hoping to scare users away from Linux with unsubstantiated FUD.


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