digg_url = 'http://digg.com/tech_news/Download_Squad_Interview_Free_Software_Foundation_s_Peter_Brown'; As we mentioned on Monday, the Free Software Foundation's Defective by Design campaign against DRM paid the U.K. a visit yesterday with protests outside the BBC's London and Manchester locations against the use of Microsoft DRM technology in their highly debated iPlayer software. The ...
Fortune Magazine has a detailed article examining Microsoft's relationship to free and open source software. Although the story reads mostly as a history of Microsoft, Linux, and GNU, there are a few interesting new tidbits, including the number of patents Microsoft claims Linux and other free software infringes on: 235. Microsoft holds thousands of patents for its software, and won't say exactly ...
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