Re: criminal use of linux
They're using classic FUD to scare people into paying royalties on software when there is no legal precedent backing MS' claims. They simply have to tell the client/victim "Hey, we're going to try this in court. We haven't selected a target yet..." and the company will get the message.
Legal fights with companies sitting on the kind of cash MS has is a nearly impossible battle to win, unless you can match them. So this has nothing to do with facts and more to do with bullying.
Digimer On 08/01/2012 11:13 AM, Jack Craig wrote:
Typical M$ thinking, and within recent history, SCO!! Litigation, a sure death trap... On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 9:02 PM, Skunk Worx <skunkworx@xxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:skunkworx@xxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote: Uh oh... http://www.theregister.co.uk/__2012/07/25/microsoft_patent___deal_amdocs/ <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/07/25/microsoft_patent_deal_amdocs/> "Microsoft has claimed since 2007 that more than 235 of its patents are violated by the open source operating system Linux, while critics claim Redmond has a cynical eye on the project as another source of revenue." Between the "Android Tax" and this, indemnification licensing appears to be the only way to protect linux users from themselves. Oracle Linux Network : $119 per system, per year. RedHat Desktop : $49 per system, per year (minimum). RedHat Server : $349 per system, per year (minimum). --- John -- users mailing list users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To unsubscribe or change subscription options: https://admin.fedoraproject.__org/mailman/listinfo/users <https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/users> Guidelines: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/__Mailing_list_guidelines <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Mailing_list_guidelines> Have a question? Ask away: http://ask.fedoraproject.org
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