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: Almost a syllogism
by sappyvcv on Fri 8th Jun 2007 18:55 UTC in reply to "Almost a syllogism"
sappyvcv
Member since:
2005-07-06

What extortion? Microsoft is paying them.

What laws are they breaking? You may find what they are doing immoral, but that does not make it illegal.

Get your facts straight.

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RE[2]: Almost a syllogism
by ubit on Fri 8th Jun 2007 18:59 in reply to "RE: Almost a syllogism"
ubit Member since:
2006-09-08

You can't pay your competition to exit a market or collude with you to raise prices.

Antitrust 101...

Edited 2007-06-08 18:59

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RE[3]: Almost a syllogism
by sbergman27 on Fri 8th Jun 2007 19:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Almost a syllogism"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

"""
You can't pay your competition to exit a market or collude with you to raise prices.

Antitrust 101...
"""

Agreed... unless the current administration is favorable to you.

Good Ole Boy 101... ;-)

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RE[3]: Almost a syllogism
by sappyvcv on Fri 8th Jun 2007 20:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Almost a syllogism"
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

They are not doing either in this case.

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RE[3]: Almost a syllogism
by jayson.knight on Sat 9th Jun 2007 04:05 in reply to "RE[2]: Almost a syllogism"
jayson.knight Member since:
2005-07-06

"You can't pay your competition to exit a market or collude with you to raise prices. "

Then why are these companies signing contracts instead of calling up their local DA? What really makes more sense here, especially knowing that any company in the world who thought they had a winnable case against Microsoft would sue them to the ground?

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