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Re: Linspire latest sell out to Microsoft Patent FUD

__/ [ Au79 ] on Thursday 14 June 2007 07:02 \__

> Jim Hubbard wrote:
>> "Jeanette" <jrusso2@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:p33ci.9282$dC2.2506@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS9642338710.html
>>> Linspire Inc. on June 14 will announce an agreement to license VoIP,
>>> Windows Media, and TrueType font technology from Microsoft for use in its
>>> Linux distribution. Additionally, the deal includes protection for
>>> Linspire customers against possible violations of Microsoft patents by
>>> Linux, and other cooperative measures.
>>> Spread the word:
>>> digg this story
>>> According to a story published by the Associated Press, Linspire
>>> reportedly will license Microsoft technologies relating to VoIP (voice
>>> over Internet Protocol), Windows Media multimedia, and TrueType fonts.
>>> Additionally, in a blow to search engine leader Google, Linspire
>>> reportedly will make Microsoft's Live.com search engine the default "on
>>> PCs that run its Linspire operating system."
>> <snip>
>>> Financial terms and other details of this deal have not been revealed.
>> They're dropping like flies.......maybe Microsoft really *has* got
>> something to threaten them with...
>> If not, why are so many folding under the MS threats?  I assume they'd
>> want to see something before giving in to the Micropoly.
>> jim
> I wouldn't say "so many", although one would argue that even just one
> company folding is considered too many. There are, however, companies that
> have maintained their cool and we can count on them to reject MS Raketeer's
> "..an offer you can't refuse".

Linspire was no surprise, unlike Novell. Linspire was even close to the
Enderle shill.

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