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Why TomTom is the new SCO (in the nicest possible way)

Mar 23, 2009, 21:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

"The amount ballooned into first $3 billion, and then $5 billion. But what's most interesting about this extraordinary lawsuit is that it has flowered in all sorts of unexpected ways, to the point of spawning nearly half a dozen lawsuits against companies like Autozone, Daimler Chrysler, Novell and Red Hat (see the wonderful graphic lovingly put together by Groklaw.)

"When Microsoft sued TomTom for allegedly infringing on some of its patents, including three that involved Linux, it seemed like a straightforward enough case, and one that could end quite quickly if TomTom simply buckled under, as Microsoft doubtless hoped, and coughed up for some licences."

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