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[7]: interesting...
by tomcat on Sun 10th Jun 2007 00:31 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: interesting..."
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Yes, well, let's just say that I'd be really curious to see this end up in court...

Personally, I hope that this never goes to court. Litigation signals that two parties aren't able to reach some kind of reasonable accomodation. While some people might like to go to court to make a statement about grand principles, it's a waste of money and very distracting, either way. I think that both parties would be better off spending their physical and intellectual capital on creating new technology, not arguing about who did what when.

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