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Re: [News] Microsoft Goes Litigious on Software Patents

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.    
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> http://www.pcworld.com/article/154014/.html?tk=rss_news

Gee, so Microsoft is indemnifying it's customers.  Something that companies
like Red Hat have refused to do.  

Microsoft is doing the right thing here, yet you seem to think it's bad.

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