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: food for thought
by twenex on Sat 9th Jun 2007 09:22 UTC in reply to "food for thought"
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[i]I am by no means a MS supporter but I have to start to wonder weather theses patent agreements contain confidential agreements. I cannot for the life of me understand how smart and successful companies are signing these agreements without being presented any info. [i]

Because the level of trust in Microsoft is far higher than it should be (i.e. zero)?

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