Source Of Ballmer's Patent FUD Disagrees With His Assessment

from the let's-go-to-the-video-tape... dept

Following yesterday's highly publicized claim from Steve Ballmer that Linux violates over 200 patents, Microsoft admitted that claim was based on a study by OSRM. Now, the author of that study has spoken up and said that (surprise, surprise) Ballmer's conclusion is totally wrong, and, if anything, the study shows that Microsoft is just as, if not more, open to patent infringement claims. Any chance of Ballmer admitting his mistake? Either way, all this is showing is that these battles about software patents are focusing the competitive battle in exactly the wrong place. No one should be battling over who patented what part of which operating system, but on who has the better offering for the market.

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