Thursday, March 08, 2012

Microsoft in dispute with OnLive over Windows desktop-on-iPad licensing | ZDNet

I’m surprised this took so long

Now we know why Microsoft officials refused to discuss whether OnLive — the company offering iPad and Android tablet users a hosted Windows desktop app — was in violation of Microsoft licensing terms.

It seems Microsoft believes they are.

We are actively engaged with OnLive with the hope of bringing them into a properly licensed scenario, and we are committed to seeing this issue is resolved,” said Joe Matz, Corporate Vice President of Worldwide Licensing and Pricing at Microsoft, in a March 8 blog post.

From today’s post, it seems it took a note from Gartner regarding licensing of OnLive Desktop for Microsoft to finally go public on the question of whether or not what OnLive is doing is legal.

Microsoft in dispute with OnLive over Windows desktop-on-iPad licensing | ZDNet

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