MS' Patent Analysis: We have a lot of patents

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Dec 11, 2006
8:15 AM EDT
Just prior to stating that they undertook an analysis of their patent portfolio, he discussed the expense of analyzing potential FOSS infringements. Soooo...

(In Godfatherly voice) "In conclusion, I would just like to say that, since we got a lot of patents, you should get some protection, Mr. Pizzaria. I don't have the money to devote to analyzing your code, but I would really hate for somethin' bad to happen to ya. You know, like those boys from the BSA comin' 'round and messin' wid ya, or somethin' like that. So, would ya like to buy some, er, insurance?"

Dec 11, 2006
9:42 AM EDT
Yes it sounds a lot like the SCO case. Buy a license from us and you won't get POSSIBLY sued. Oh you want to see what the violation is? Sorry that is confidential.

Put up or shut up M$.

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