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Re: Another Linux Lawsuit Storm Brewing?

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____/ High Plains Thumper on Wednesday 07 Jul 2010 00:09 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> High Plains Thumper on Tuesday:
>>> Microsoft can't monopolize an industry legally by purchasing all of
>>> its competition but it can legally keep potential competitors out
>>> of the market by creating barriers with these types of lawsuits. If
>>> you want to play ball in this industry, you either buy their ball
>>> or rent the freely available ball from them. Interesting concept,
>>> isn't it?
>>> So get ready to see the headlines light up with lawsuits and rumors
>>> of lawsuits courtesy of Microsoft. [/quote]
>>> http://www.daniweb.com/news/story271072.html
>> Microsoft managed to extort the 'easy ones' in 2007. Since then,
>> Microsoft patent deals have been rare and mostly took place in
>> far-east Asia (where software patents are sometimes legal).
>> Microsoft needs a plan B. Patent tax can't pay ~90,000 employees (and
>> declining). Microsoft has many products that operate at a loss.

And only a day after I had said this Microsoft announced new layoffs.

>> There's realisation that lawsuits against Linux alienate developers
>> and customers. It's a failing strategy.
> Agreed.  Microsoft does not wield the power that they did in the mid
> 1990's.  Gary Stewart (Flatfish) insultingly mentioned that my
> GeneralMusic WK2HD Midi Arranger plays the music of the 1980's.  (It was
> released produced in the mid 2000's.)  In reality, the troll's analogy
> matches our gray haired trolls (which consists of most of them).  Their
> trolling is reminiscient of 17 year old tactics, same worn arguments.
> With products operating at a loss, the only thing Microsoft has been
> successful at is monopoly maintenance, not producing quality products.

It is trying to become a part-time patent hoover/troll like MPEG-LA.

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