'Operation Open Gates' a hoax says OSDL

Summary:Reports are circulating on the Web about a project called "Operation Open Gates," which is a consortium to be announced on January 25th by the Open Source Development labs (OSDL). As first reported on LinuxBusinessWeek last Friday, OSDL, IBM and Intel are to purportedly "rewrite the components in the Linux kernel that, it has been alleged, tread on other people's IP - or at least the 27 Microsoft patents that Linux supposedly infringes.

Reports are circulating on the Web about a project called "Operation Open Gates," which is a consortium to be announced on January 25th by the Open Source Development labs (OSDL). As first reported on LinuxBusinessWeek last Friday, OSDL, IBM and Intel are to purportedly "rewrite the components in the Linux kernel that, it has been alleged, tread on other people's IP - or at least the 27 Microsoft patents that Linux supposedly infringes." There are also reports saying that the whole thing is nonsense...



Topics: Open Source

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