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Re: More Patent Threats from Microsoft

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____/ nessuno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on Saturday 18 October 2008 22:57 : \____

> <Quote>
> "If every effort to license proves not to be fruitful, ultimately we
> have a responsibility to customers that have licenses and to our
> shareholders to ensure our intellectual property is respected," he
> said.  [Gutierrez, Microsoft's "top intellectual property lawyer"]
> Microsoft has, on a number of occasions, asserted that Linux violates
> a ton of Microsoft patents, but Microsoft has never sued a company
> over those claims.  [Nor have they ever stated what even one of these
> patents is.]
> Gutierrez said he would like to keep that record intact, noting that
> the Novell deal, in particular, is an example of how working with a
> rival can ultimately benefit both companies.  [Yes, Microsoft has a
> great record with "partners", like stabbing them in the back, or is
> it, "cutting off their air hose"?.]
> </Quote>
> http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-10068367-75.html
> http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20081018165715723

Microsoft should be "hit with Red Hat of Death lawsuit."

It's still libeling rivals with laws that it's inventing and lobbying (bribing)
for, conjoined with bogus and unbacked allegations.

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