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LinuxWorld: Play within a play

Jan 28, 2000, 06:36 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Details are scarce, but the settlement looks to be a humbling defeat for Microsoft...The legal battle between Caldera and Microsoft that just concluded was in fact only the most recent act in a drama that goes all the way back to the day Bill Gates licensed MS-DOS to IBM."

"The settlement may have come prematurely in the legal scheme of things, but it's been a long time coming. Not since the Stac lawsuit in the early 90s, when a court discounted Bill Gates' sworn testimony and found for Stac in its claims of theft of intellectual property, has Microsoft been humbled like this."

"Caldera played the role of David to Redmond's Goliath. With settlement in hand, it has emerged victorious, having received substantial and "completely satisfactory" financial compensation for damages it claims against Microsoft for monopolistic, anticompetitive practices, behavior which blocked DR-DOS from ever gaining even a toehold in the marketplace."

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