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Another company signs Linux patent-protection deal with Microsoft

Jul 16, 2009, 14:33 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary-Jo Foley)

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"Microsoft and Melco "have entered into an agreement that will provide Melco Group's customers with patent coverage for their use of industry-leading technologies running Linux and other related open source software," according to Microsoft's press release. More details from Microsoft:

""Specifically, the patent covenants apply to Buffalo-branded Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices, which run Linux, and Buffalo-branded routers, which also run Linux. Although the contents of the agreement have not been disclosed, the parties indicate that the only financial consideration in this agreement is royalties paid by Melco Group to Microsoft.""

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