BoycottNovell: Jim Zemlin on Software Patent Trolls, Samsung’s Patent Deal Revisited
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 26 Dec 2007 20:41
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Summary:
Ever since Samsung signed a patent deal with Microsoft — a deal whose statement included and mentioned Linux by name — we’ve wondered what the vague descriptions (or non-descriptions) actually meant. For instance, we suspected that phones using Mono had something to do with this. Yes, Samsung uses some Mono on some of its smartphones. Whether the Linux kernel was also involved in cross-licensing or not, it was hard to tell at the time. It was probably never discussed either because the patents seem mythical.
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