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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when M$ gets enough
by Mkane on Fri 8th Jun 2007 17:04 UTC
Mkane
Member since:
2007-05-01

These companies make me sick cowing to MS. MS should be forced to prove these claims.

All these companies signing on to the crap from MS are being used by MS. MS fears Linux and open software like Open Office. I figure when MS buys enough US politicans and judges then they will try to use the courts to stop open source software.

I wish the EU would shug and ban MS products from Europe. Maybe this would wake MS and the US up.

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RE: when M$ gets enough
by twenex on Sat 9th Jun 2007 09:08 in reply to "when M$ gets enough"
twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

[i]I wish the EU would shug and ban MS products from Europe. Maybe this would wake MS and the US up. [i]

I don't. You know why? I can't wait to see the looks on Gates' and Ballmer's faces when they start losing in the marketplace (not in court). And remember, for them "losing" means "still having the will, but no longer the ability, to dominate all life - or at least all computer life".

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