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]: Almost a syllogism
by jayson.knight on Sat 9th Jun 2007 04:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Almost a syllogism"
jayson.knight
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2005-07-06

"You can't pay your competition to exit a market or collude with you to raise prices. "

Then why are these companies signing contracts instead of calling up their local DA? What really makes more sense here, especially knowing that any company in the world who thought they had a winnable case against Microsoft would sue them to the ground?

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