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.
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RE[2]: Breaking story...
by fretinator on Fri 8th Jun 2007 15:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Breaking story..."
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No, the point of the story is nobody's paying anybody. If any software is exchanged (such as with Novell), it's just incidental. The key is the signed contract and the supposed "protection" being offered.

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