Oracle has vowed not to assert its patents against open source projects such as the Linux operating system kernel and the MySQL and PosgreSQL databases by entering into a licensing agreement with the Open Invention Network.
It’s well-known that Microsoft worries thatDocs may eat into the profits of the Microsoft Office cash cow. But Microsoft also appears to be extremely worried that an unlikely source may be a major threat as well — OpenOffice.org. At least that’s what a recent job posting at Microsoft shows. And market share numbers back it up.