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: Microsoft and UNIX patents
by sappyvcv on Fri 8th Jun 2007 17:06 UTC in reply to "Microsoft and UNIX patents"
sappyvcv
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2005-07-06

People also patent things so someone else doesn't go and patent it them sue them. It's a sad state of affairs but it is the reality.

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