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Re: Microsoft milks Casio for using Linux

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____/ Hardon on Tuesday 20 Sep 2011 21:30 : \____

> <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/20/signs_deal_with_casio_for_undisclosed_sum/>
> <quote>
> In the latest news from the tech world's ongoing global hunt to find
> someone to sue over/deal with on patents, Microsoft has signed a
> licensing agreement with Casio.
> The "broad, multiyear" contract, which neither party will put a price
> to, will help protect Casio devices that use Linux. While Linux is
> supposed to be open source, Microsoft has claimed since 2007 that more
> than 235 of its patents are violated by the project.
> In the last four years, the software giant has been quietly
> threatening legal action for any Linux-using company that refuses to
> sign patent deals with it. Amazon, Novell, Linspire, TurboLinux and
> Xandros have all put their X on the dotted line. Others, like satnav
> maker TomTom, ended up in court, but eventually settled.
> </quote>

It's likely just FAT. Microsoft would love to make it seem more intimidating
than it ought to be, Antitrust regulators must demand the details and
investigate (RICO Act).

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