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[3]: interesting...
by trenchsol on Sun 10th Jun 2007 01:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: interesting..."
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No, this is a good indication that Microsoft has no intention to go to court, just as they said more than once.

Far as I understand, this is not so much about Linux and accompanying applications. It is just an initiative to establish mutualy agreed patent protection. I am FreeBSD user, and those patents might address FreeBSD, too, but I am not worried at all.

I don't think that there is a reason to worry for anybody. People making noise about the deals are just Microsoft haters who can't stand to see their favourite software being involved. It is purely ideological/religious.

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