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Re: Samsung and LG *NOT* Paying Microsoft for Linux

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____/ Homer on Thursday 25 Aug 2011 05:28 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee that Chris Ahlstrom spake thusly:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote this copyrighted missive and expects royalties:
>>> I would like to issue a small correction. While LG and Samsung are,
>>> according to Microsoft, paying Microsoft for Linux, after 1.5 hours
>>> speaking to OIN's CEO on the phone it turns out that Microsoft just
>>> grossly exaggerated this for FUD purposes. The patent deals from 2007
>>> were just for FAT patents. I wonder how many more of those "Linux"
>>> deals (e.g. Brother) are just phony extortions over some unwanted and
>>> arcane file system.
>>> In any case, Samsung and LG are not the sellouts Microsoft would have
>>> us believe they are.
>>> Good night.
>> Indeed.  One can sleep a little easier.  :-)
> I don't sleep well when I'm angry, and shit like this pisses me right
> off.
> So basically Microsoft has been lying about the nature of its licensees'
> compliance, to make it seem like vindication of its fraudulent claim
> that Linux "infringes" its patents, when in fact the whole thing was
> only ever about a stupid filesystem, and bugger-all to do with Linux in
> the slightest.
> Lying twats.
> No wonder Microsoft forces its licensees to sign NDAs. What a bunch of
> con artists.

We'll need to find out of many of those press releases just threw in "Linux"
to scare future extortion victims.

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