Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jul 2007 12:49 UTC, submitted by Captain Pirate
Legal "We can read the Linspire-Microsoft patent agreement now, or more precisely Microsoft's 'Covenant to Customers', and I thought it would be worthwhile to give it a close, line-by-line reading. I'll explain it as best I can, but ask your lawyer if it matters to you in a real-world sense. For our purposes here, let's just have fun with the worst deal I've seen yet in this category."
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ubit
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2006-09-08

The analysis seems to be of the convenant itself. Is Microsoft's covenant not a legal document? Groklaw is just a blog, I agree with you there, and PJ herself always says that if you want legal advice you go to an attorney, no ifs-and-or-buts.

Perhaps if Google offered a lawyerese -> English translater, Groklaw would be deprecated, but I think Google employs too many lawyers these days to let something like that out in the wild ;)

Edited 2007-07-23 22:57

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sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

I guess it depends on what your definition of "legal analysis" is. I wouldn't consider any analysis of a legal document/letter/covenant to be a legal analysis. It should strictly examine the legal aspects, citing past cases that may be of relevance and codes that may come into play.

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