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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Loops and Conditionals
by jelway on Fri 8th Jun 2007 17:40 UTC
jelway
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2006-05-14

I think what they're doing is perfectly legal. All they've done is shown how corrupt and immoral the open source community is. They open source community deliberates violates patents that Microsoft has put a lot of R&D into over the past few decades.

In other news, Microsoft has announced they've always had the patent for the "for loop" as well as the "if statement". However litigation this time will cover all forms of derivative products - including binary form.

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