"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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