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Rui Miguel Silva Seabra rms at 1407.org
Tue Jan 8 08:35:36 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jan 07, 2008 at 10:28:35PM -0500, simo wrote:
> Rui you should get better information before calling doom.
> There are enough documents to answer your questions.
> There is no carte-blanche for royalties on patents, and the EC was able
> to force Microsoft to provide a no-patents agreement to parties like the
> Samba Team (I am a Samba Team member btw) so that parties can get the
> documentation without recognizing any specific patent.

Without licensing. Not without recognizing. There is no provision that
will protect anyone from patent threat from Microsoft.

> There is a specific list of patents Microsoft must disclose (see the
> list attached to the agreement documents referenced in this thread
> earlier).

=> recognizing MS Software Patents in EU

> Now we know exactly which are the claims of Microsoft, we can avoid
> patents or work around them.

=> recognizing MS Software Patents in EU

This is so crystal clear...


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