Mary Jo Foley

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Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek, and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the co-host of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network. Got a tip? Send her an email with your rants, rumors, tips, and tattles. Confidentiality guaranteed.

Freelance journalist/blogger Mary Jo Foley has nothing to disclose. WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get). I do not own Microsoft stock or stock in any of its partners or competitors. I have done paid speaking engagements for Microsoft and some of its partners, but none where all the content is not my own.

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GPLv3 the impetus for Microsoft's latest Linux attack campaign

GPLv3 the impetus for Microsoft's latest Linux attack campaign

With one stroke, Microsoft has ended any illusion that it planned to try to build bridges with the open-source community. And it appears the primary reason for Microsoft's decision to go back on the public attack against Linux and other open-source software is the looming Version 3 of the Free Software Foundation's General Public License (GPL).

May 13, 2007 by in Linux

Linspire joins the Microsoft 'IP protection' racket

Linspire joins the Microsoft 'IP protection' racket

Beyond giving Microsoft more fuel for its claim that Linux and open-source software violates 235 of Microsoft's patents (which these Linux customers need patent-infringement protection against in order to maintain peace of mind), Linspire's newly inked patent-deal with Microsoft also furthers a number of other Microsoft goals.

June 14, 2007 by in Linux