ZDNet: Microsoft-Lindows Battle Delayed
Nov 26, 2003, 19:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Munir Kotadia)
"The court case between Microsoft and desktop Linux-maker
Lindows.com, over Microsoft's ownership of the word 'windows', has
been delayed for at least another three months.
"The jury trial, which was supposed to get under way earlier
this year, was delayed by the judge to give Lindows.com more time
sift through documents relating to the 1992 case between Apple and
Microsoft. In that case, Microsoft successfully argued that it had
not infringed on Apple's copyright because the Mac OS's windowed
GUI had been used by other companies. Lindows is similarly arguing
that the word 'windows' was widely used before Microsoft appeared
on the scene, so it cannot be 'owned'.
"This time, the U.S. District Court in Seattle has rescheduled
the trial for 1 March, 2004, because of a 'scheduling