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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by smashIt on Fri 8th Jun 2007 16:43 UTC
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it's interesting to read through all the comments.
ms being evil, lg being corrupt, ms under pressure by gpl3, and the user is the victim...
did anybody notice that lg makes consumer electronics, and ms is holding a lot of patents regarding codecs like vc1?
you can flame ms as much as you want. but do you realy think that playing wmv-files under linux is legal? do you realy think that ntfs isn't covered by some patents?

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