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[2]: Come on...
by Silent_Seer on Sat 9th Jun 2007 14:20 UTC in reply to "Come on..."
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they won't spend a (million) dollar in courts because in the end they're the ones who decide if there's a litigation case or not.

They (MS) would rather spend a 100 million dollar campaign to claim that linux infringes on their patents and that users (as in corporations) need to license it from them as well (without knowing what the patents are), keeping away a majority of those CEOs who are skeptical of linux and even those who are evaluating it.

It's your word of mouth against their media campaign. Any guesses why they are, well, er, not so loved, by many folks out there?

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