Another company signs Linux patent-protection deal with Microsoft

“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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