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: Other possibility
by archiesteel on Sat 9th Jun 2007 00:55 UTC in reply to "Other possibility"
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Yes, that is my intuition as well. The deal had probably nothing to do with Linux & patents, but MS probably ended up tagging this to the contract to support their current FUD campaign.

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