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: interesting...
by ubit on Fri 8th Jun 2007 19:29 UTC in reply to "interesting..."
ubit
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2006-09-08

Edit timed out, but wanted to add that you pay Fluendo for the WMV codecs, which I believe they offer and then pay royalties to the licensors, and then it's legal AFAIK (if you're in a country where software patents are legal and you can't use reverse engineered decoders)

http://www.fluendo.com/products.php?product=plugins Buy plugins

Edited 2007-06-08 19:29

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