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Re: Samsung and LG *NOT* Paying Microsoft for Linux

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____/ 7 on Thursday 25 Aug 2011 10:34 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> ____/ Homer on Thursday 25 Aug 2011 05:28 : \____
>>> Verily I say unto thee that Chris Ahlstrom spake thusly:
>>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote this copyrighted missive and expects royalties:
>>>>> 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.
>>>>> Good night.
>>>> Indeed.  One can sleep a little easier.  :-)
>>> I don't sleep well when I'm angry, and shit like this pisses me right
>>> off.
>>> So basically Microsoft has been lying about the nature of its licensees'
>>> compliance, to make it seem like vindication of its fraudulent claim
>>> that Linux "infringes" its patents, when in fact the whole thing was
>>> only ever about a stupid filesystem, and bugger-all to do with Linux in
>>> the slightest.
>>> Lying twats.
>>> No wonder Microsoft forces its licensees to sign NDAs. What a bunch of
>>> con artists.
>> We'll need to find out of many of those press releases just threw in
>> "Linux" to scare future extortion victims.
> It is share fraud to be making misleading statements that tricks
> share trading public and investors into believing that micoshaft
> has something good going when it really really never had anything.
> If micoshaft never had anything on Android and Linux, and its looking
> that way, then share prices are not a true reflection of micoshaft
> share holder value. It is a big liability to be trading in those shares,
> because micosahft market share could collapse any minute and with it
> the share price.

Microsoft wants people to believe that it makes a lot of money from Linux.
In reality, it has failed (SUSE/Novell died, not thrived).

Another important takeaway from the conversation is that Android tax 
is mostly for ActiveSync, so we need to kick Outlook/Exchange to the curb
for good.

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