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 ubit on Fri 8th Jun 2007 18:22 UTC in reply to "Microsoft and UNIX patents"
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"Fact is that Microsoft does hold UNIX patents."

Where is that a fact? Isn't UNIX from the 70s and any patents now long expired, since they're supposed to only last 20 years? (although I don't think people had software patents until the 80s)

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