On Fri, 21 Nov 2008 05:44:39 -0600, Terry Porter wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Nov 2008 12:50:22 -0500, Erik Funkenbusch wrote:
>> On Wed, 19 Nov 2008 09:49:45 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>>> Microsoft Files Suit to Defend Visual Studio Users
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>>>| Microsoft is not mentioned in any of the three complaints. However, in
>>>the | suit that Microsoft filed against WebXchange, it says that the
>>>charges relate | to the companies' use of Microsoft's Visual Studio
>>>software. By asking the | court to declare WebXchange's patents invalid,
>>>Microsoft hopes to defend its | customers FedEx, Dell and Allstate and
>>>spare the thousands of other Visual | Studio users from similar suits,
>>>Microsoft says. |
>>>| FedEx, Dell and Allstate have already sought indemnification from
>>>Microsoft, | Microsoft said in the lawsuit. Most large software makers
>>>like Microsoft | indemnify their customers, meaning that if their
>>>products are found to cause | harm including patent infringement, the
>>>software developer will bear the | responsibility for the problems.
>> Gee, so Microsoft is indemnifying it's customers.
> Please give FULL details of the Microsoft "indemnification".
> I think its probably worthless, feel free to correct me *HERE*. Web links
> will be rejected as insufficient evidence.
>> Something that
>> companies like Red Hat have refused to do.
> For a good reason Wintroll.
>> Microsoft is doing the right thing here,
> Bullshit. It's the WRONG thing.
>> yet you seem to think it's bad.
> Roys not alone, the *entire* GPL community feel exactly the same way, (as
> if you didn't know).
> Windows ... which of our patents will we use against you today ?
"Which of our *alleged* patents", surely? After all AFIAK M$ have never
publicly shown *which* of their patents are allegedly infringed by Linux.
How does anyone know *M$* haven't stolen any open source?
Most people are sheep.
Microsoft is very effective
at fleecing the flockers.