Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Jun 2007 15:01 UTC, submitted by AdministratorX
Microsoft In its second such agreement this week, Microsoft has struck a deal under which it will extend amnesty to a company that's using what the software maker claims is patented Microsoft intellectual property embedded in the open source Linux computer operating system. Under a deal with LG Electronics, disclosed late Wednesday, Microsoft will forgo any Linux-related patent claims against the South Korean electronics manufacturer. In return, Microsoft will gain access to certain intellectual property produced by LG.
Permalink for comment 246263
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Breaking story...
by sappyvcv on Fri 8th Jun 2007 15:37 UTC in reply to "Breaking story..."
sappyvcv
Member since:
2005-07-06

That's a poor analogy. In this case, Microsoft is not threatening LG, but in fact promising, under contract, to not sue them and also paying them for access to some of their intellectual property.

The way you make it out to be, LG would be paying Microsoft, which is simply not true.

Reply Parent Score: 4