[FLASH]Microsoft to carry out EU ruling - Linux
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[FLASH]Microsoft to carry out EU ruling
Re: [FLASH]Microsoft to carry out EU ruling
____/ Attila on Tuesday 23 October 2007 06:35 : \____
> This remains to be seen.
It might be worthless. Microsoft signed its 4th patent deal to escape the wrath
of those whom it abused.
Let's Make a Deal - The MS-EU Settlement
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| The patent part is terrible. Worse than terrible. They are not blocked from
| offering patent deals, only constrained as to how much to charge for a
| license, which is not and never was the issue. So they'll beef up those
| initiatives, I'm sure. However, the good part is that they were compelled to
| separate the patent license offer out and make it optional. Thanks, but no
| I'm guessing Microsoft lawyers are high fiving each other, having snatched an
| important victory from utter and total defeat. The rest is excellent, of
| course, and in no way do I mean to detract from the hard work and persistence
| that the EU Commission has shown. However, I don't think they understand how
| seriously broken the US patent system is currently, and how easy it is to
| abuse it, or they don't feel it's their job to fix the US problems, or how
| central patents are to Microsoft's current strategy against FOSS.
~~ Best of wishes
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