On 2009-03-21, Erik Funkenbusch <erik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Mar 2009 22:16:58 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> TomTom countersues Microsoft in patent dispute
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>>| TomTom has responded to Microsoft's patent suit by filing a patent
>>claim of | its own against the software maker. | | The GPS device
>>maker, based in the Netherlands, filed the countersuit in the | U.S.
>>District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Thursday.
> According to news reports, Tom Tom has been threatening to sue MS for
> over a year. So it turns out that Microsoft did not initiate the suit
> against Tom Tom, and are merely defending themselves. This was not,
> as the Linux community has so arrogantly assumed, an attack on Linux
> at all.
Let's translate "defending themselves" as:
Microsoft refuses to pay licence fees to TomTom for the use of their
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