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[4]: Breaking story...
by archiesteel on Fri 8th Jun 2007 18:12 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Breaking story..."
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Not really. If it was only a matter of MS buying intellectual rights from LG, they wouldn't have included the "patent amnesty" clause. This part of the deal is clearly meant to give weight to MS's patent ploy against Linux and FOSS.

It's FUD, pure and simple.

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