Microsoft-TomTom settlement is end of a battle, not the warApr 01, 2009, 17:31 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The lawsuits rose above the ordinary run of patent litigation because three of Microsoft's patents touched on areas that are also covered by the open-source General Public License Version 2 (GPLv2) copyright restrictions on Linux. Thus, the lawsuit marked the first time that Microsoft had legally challenged Linux's intellectual property.
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