Linked by kristoph on Thu 8th Sep 2011 17:48 UTC
Legal Microsoft has announced today that it has reached patent licensing agreements with Acer and ViewSonic that cover Android smart phones and tablets. These companies join HTC [and several others] in paying Microsoft for each deployed Android device. Microsoft's strategic approach to Android is very different from Apple's. Where Apple is attempting to stop or otherwise delay the deployment of Android devices Microsoft is lining their coffers with royalties paid by OEMs for the privilege of shipping them. It's a strategy that is already generating more profit for Microsoft the its less then successful Windows Phone platform and could contribute dramatically to Microsofts bottom line going forward.
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RE[6]: Wakeup call
by Panajev on Mon 12th Sep 2011 07:46 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Wakeup call"
Panajev
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2008-01-09

While they do not love GPLv3 (they are quite against it), they are not against GPLv2 code like Linux per se.

Also,

http://www.opensource.apple.com/source/xnu/xnu-1699.22.81/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XNU

What can be considered kernel and basic I/O, which is what the Linux kernel would provide, is already open source IIRC.

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