Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Microsoft in Patent Deal With Amazon - WSJ.com

Interesting times

Microsoft Corp. said it reached a patent licensing agreement with Amazon.com Inc. that gives the online retailer rights to use open-source software in its Kindle electronic book reader and servers based on the Linux operating system.

Under their agreement, Microsoft said Seattle-based Amazon will pay it an undisclosed sum. Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., said in a statement that the deal was a patent cross-license agreement under which it will also gain rights to Amazon patents that it didn't identify.

Microsoft in Patent Deal With Amazon - WSJ.com

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