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[3]: Scare tactics
by twenex on Fri 8th Jun 2007 23:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Scare tactics"
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That's exactly what they are doing, and is what they said they would do from the beginning.

If Microsoft actually did something they said they would do, the stress would explode the universe.

Announcing to the general public wouldn't do much good from their perspective now would it?

Since patents are generally available to view (the idea being that if you don't want to violate a patent just make sure you look any patents up you might be violating, to make sure you aren't), what harm would it do?

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