Sidebar: Patent Fud
Posted May 17, 2007 12:48 UTC (Thu) by davecb
Parent article: Critical Vulnerabilities in Samba
Jake Edge wrote: Somewhat surprisingly, the project was not singled out in the latest patent saber rattling by Microsoft; it is probably just an oversight as Samba is precisely the kind of package that Microsoft would want to spread patent FUD about.
The Samba team are very sensitive to the use of both real patents
and patent-FUD against Samba, and take due care that thay don't
get caught by the rather obvious kinds of attack Microsoft has tried
in the past. Notably in the MS-specific hacks in Kerberos and
the "licensed documentation" about it.
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