Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Oct 2010 21:08 UTC
General Development Anyone who did not see this one coming after Microsoft's patent deal with HTC and Apple's meticulousness in avoiding Windows Mobile in its suit against HTC hasn't been paying attention. Microsoft has filed a patent complaint with the US International Trade Commission, as well as a patent lawsuit in the US District Court for the Western District of Washington against Motorola over its Android-based devices.
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Extortion.
by andydread on Sat 2nd Oct 2010 00:40 UTC
andydread
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2009-02-02

Ok so microsoft says that using linux is not free.
They say the device manufacturers should pay them for protection from ... Microsoft.

OK so
isn't this extortion? Patent extortion? pay us for protection or we sue you? WTF? USPTO are you watching this ?

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