[Novalug] Xandros joins the MS patent gang.
joel at fouse.net
Mon Jun 4 14:13:39 EDT 2007
Yeah, Bob Muglia announced it at the keynote this morning at Tech Ed
(which I have the dubious pleasure of attending). He was in the middle of
a bit about how Microsoft has been getting more interoperable lately, such
as working with vendors like JBoss. He announced the Xandros deal,
mentioning such things as intellectual property assurance (though he left
off comment about "protection money", "Vinny", and "kneecaps"). He then
went on to talk about how interoperability is being built into more and
more Microsoft products and platforms, so "interoperability will be
built-in automatically for anything built on Microsoft products." Hm.
> Any case anyone missed this:
> "SEATTLE (AP) -- Microsoft Corp. said Monday it will share technology
> with Linux distributor Xandros Inc., the latest in a string of deals
> meant to help the patent-protected Windows operating system work more
> smoothly with open-source programs."
> "Key to the agreement is a clause that protects Xandros customers from
> running afoul of Microsoft's legal machine for patent infringement."
> Each one of these "agreements" brings me closer and closer to seeing the
> value of GPL3.
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