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: hold water
by ubit on Fri 8th Jun 2007 19:25 UTC in reply to "hold water"
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Maybe some of MS's hardware patents hold water. But since all the Linux products/companies involved in these deals have said in public that MS did not show them any patents, then I don't know why they are including Linux in the deals! (except for MS's purposes, which are to block GPLv3)

Edited 2007-06-08 19:25

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