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Re: Samsung and LG Not Paying Microsoft for Linux

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____/ RonB on Thursday 25 Aug 2011 02:57 : \____

> On Thu, 25 Aug 2011 01:26:47 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> I would like to issue a small correction. While LG and Samsung are,
>> according to Microsoft, paying Microsoft for Linux, after 1.5 hours
>> speaking to OIN's CEO on the phone it turns out that Microsoft just
>> grossly exaggerated this for FUD purposes. The patent deals from 2007
>> were just for FAT patents. I wonder how many more of those "Linux" deals
>> (e.g. Brother) are just phony extortions over some unwanted and arcane
>> file system.
>> In any case, Samsung and LG are not the sellouts Microsoft would have us
>> believe they are.
> Glad to hear it because I'm really starting to like Samsung. When attacked
> they seem to be the "don't get mad, get even" types.

Microsoft wants to extort $15 out of Samsung for Android... and Apple maybe another
$15. That's what Keith told me, but I didn't write the numbers down.
The duopoly wants to make Android uneconomic. It's a cartel manoeuvre.

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