Friday, June 08, 2007

» Chalk up another Linux patent deal for Microsoft | All about Microsoft | ZDNet.com

Timely reality check 

“The structure of the agreement with LG is very similar to the Novell structure. The coverage of LGE’s Linux-based embedded devices is being handled via direct customer patent covenants,” a Microsoft spokeswoman told me, via e-mail.

The roster of Linux vendors signing patent deals with Microsoft is growing. On the current list: Novell, Fuji Xerox, Samsung, Xandros and now LG Electronics. So far, only two of these (Novell and Xandros) are Linux distro companies.

» Chalk up another Linux patent deal for Microsoft | All about Microsoft | ZDNet.com

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