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[6]: Breaking story...
by Fergy on Sat 9th Jun 2007 05:13 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Breaking story..."
Fergy
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2006-04-10

If linux violates patents linux should be able to pay up and remove the stuff. Easy. Instead they want to keep it secret and get money from everyone. With your Mafia analogy: if everybody would work together like with linux the Mafia wouldn't stand a chance. It's the way MS singles out companies instead of Linux itself that's dishonest.

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