Moglen and Microsoft’s Strategy

Eben Moglen, as usual, sharply articulates what is actually happening in the world of software patents.

Take Moglen’s explanation of the Microsoft/Novell patent deal, add some of this, that, and a pinch of future lock-in, and key parts of the monopolist’s strategy become clear.

If Microsoft fully succeeds, “open source” itself will have been embraced, extended, and extinguished corporately appropriated. I don’t know what will happen. Much may depend upon how many vocal “open source” supporters actually have this in their heart.

To be honest, I’m pretty pessimistic.


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One Response to “Moglen and Microsoft’s Strategy”

  1. Microsoft’s strategy one year later « GNUosphere Says:

    […] strategy one year later About a year ago I noted some Microsoft strategies to pervert “open source”. Now, the currying of community favor through the […]

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