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[4]: interesting...
by ubit on Fri 8th Jun 2007 19:08 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: interesting..."
ubit
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2006-09-08

Those companies said MS didn't show them anything!

Edited 2007-06-08 19:08

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RE[5]: interesting...
by tomcat on Sun 10th Jun 2007 00:27 in reply to "RE[4]: interesting..."
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

Those companies said MS didn't show them anything!

It wasn't necessary for them to see anything. They get the dual benefits of indemnification from Microsoft and cross-licensing of technology. W

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