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.