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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Other possibility
by DigitalAxis on Sat 9th Jun 2007 00:28 UTC
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Is it possibly that Microsoft and LG signed an agreement to exchange intellectual property, etc... and Microsoft just threw in the 'will not sue over Linux' clause in because that's what they do now, and they want to look like they're serious?

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RE: Other possibility
by archiesteel on Sat 9th Jun 2007 00:55 in reply to "Other possibility"
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Yes, that is my intuition as well. The deal had probably nothing to do with Linux & patents, but MS probably ended up tagging this to the contract to support their current FUD campaign.

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