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Re: [News] Analysis of Microsoft's Latest Extortion Against Linux (Android)

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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Friday 30 Apr 2010 11:56 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz pulled this Usenet boner:
>> HTC pays off Microsoft in Linux protection racket
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| CONVICTED MONOPOLIST Microsoft has managed
>>| to squeeze money from the smartphone maker
>>| HTC for using some of its much talked about
>>| but never revealed patents that Microsoft
>>| claims implicate Linux as part of the
>>| Android OS.
>> `----
>> http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1603069/htc-pays-microsoft-linux-protection-
>    Still, the fact that Microsoft is leaning on companies for money over the
>    Linux-based Android OS will be a little worrying to those in the open
>    source community, especially Google, the sponsor of Android. The last
>    organisation to try that with Linux was the Vole's sock puppet, SCO.
>> Rob Enderle trivialises it:
>> Microsoft's HTC License for Android: Why the Microsoft/Google War Shifted to
>> Microsoft
>> http://www.itbusinessedge.com/cm/blogs/enderle/microsofts-htc-license-for-android-why-the-
> Trivialize it?  He FUDs Google with it:

I meant to say that he makes it sound like a simple case of agreement.
It was actually a "settlement", so Microsoft must have threatened to sue like Apple.

>    However, licensing Microsoft technology for a Google product is, to my
>    knowledge, very unusual and speaks to the risks associated with licensing
>    a product like Android, which is nearly free and is a blend of
>    intellectual property that the provider doesn't completely own and
>    can't protect. Microsoft just announced that it sold a license to HTC
>    to protect HTC's Android-based products. This would be like HP
>    selling a license to Boeing to use IBM products and getting more for the
>    license than IBM got for the hardware.
>    . . .
>    But this has broader implications: It shows a major shift in the battle,
>    and another decisive loss for Google (on top of China). It indicates that
>    Microsoft is now winning the fight. Let's talk about all of this.
>> Microsoft, the art of Corporate Terrorism.
>> Convicted Monopolist Terrorizes Software Industry

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