Microsoft fired another shot across the bow of open source developers and users. The software company has identified 235 patents that are infringed by various open source applications.
Microsoft's strategy is becoming clearer. The company will periodically send out subtle warnings about open source's lack of respect for its patent portfolio, making both vendors and users nervous.
The obvious goal would be to pressure vendors into signing a patent licensing deal, forcing them to pay for using Microsoft's software patents.
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