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From: Richard M. Stallman
Subject: www/philosophy microsoft-new-monopoly.html
Date: Sat, 07 Jul 2007 19:54:09 +0000

CVSROOT:        /webcvs/www
Module name:    www
Changes by:     Richard M. Stallman <rms>       07/07/07 19:54:09

Modified files:
        philosophy     : microsoft-new-monopoly.html 

Log message:
        Link to info about patent problems with new Microsoft policy.


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@@ -4,10 +4,18 @@
 <!--#include virtual="/server/banner.html" -->
-<h2>Microsoft's New Monopoly</h2>
+<h2>Microsoft's New Monopoly (July 2005)</h2>
 <p>by <a href="http://www.stallman.org/";><strong>Richard 
+<blockquote> Note: Microsoft adopted a different policy in 2006, so the
+details discussed on this page are now only of historical significance.
+That doesn't mean the patent problem for OOXML is gone.
+Microsoft's cunningly-worded new policy does give anyone clear
+permission to implement OOXML.</a>
 <p>European legislators who endorse software patents frequently claim
 that those wouldn't affect free software (or &ldquo;open
 source&rdquo;).  Microsoft's lawyers are determined to prove they are
@@ -25,7 +33,6 @@
 free software community will be forbidden to provide software that
 does what these users want; they will be locked in to Microsoft,
 and we will be locked out from serving them.</p>
 <p>Previously Microsoft tried to get its patented scheme for
 spam-blocking adopted as an Internet standard, so as to exclude free
 software from handling email. The standards committee in charge
@@ -149,7 +156,7 @@
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-$Date: 2007/06/19 00:03:00 $
+$Date: 2007/07/07 19:54:05 $
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