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: sweet.
by sappyvcv on Fri 8th Jun 2007 18:48 UTC in reply to "sweet."
sappyvcv
Member since:
2005-07-06

Microsoft isn't selling protection.

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RE[2]: sweet.
by helf on Fri 8th Jun 2007 19:28 in reply to "RE: sweet."
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

since they havent actually said what patents *might* be getting infringed upon... yet are selling 'amnesty'... seems like good old fashion mafia 'protection' to me! ;)

i could be wrong. if anyone wants to write out exactly why im wrong to clear it up for me, go ahead. because i would really enjoy reading. really, im not being sarcastic.

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RE[2]: sweet.
by twenex on Fri 8th Jun 2007 23:39 in reply to "RE: sweet."
twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

Microsoft isn't selling protection.

On what planet? Sounds like a nice one.

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RE[3]: sweet.
by sappyvcv on Sat 9th Jun 2007 02:39 in reply to "RE[2]: sweet."
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

Earth. You might like it. I repeat: Microsoft is not selling protection. To sell protection, you have to offer said protection in exchange for money. This is not the case.

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