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Microsoft Pens Another Linux Patent Deal

by Developer.com Staff

It's the second deal struck by Microsoft over its alleged Linux patent ownership.

Japan's I-O Data Device Inc is the second company in two weeks to sign a Linux patent deal with Microsoft.

Open Source Magazine's Maureen O'Gara reported today that I-O Data Device customers are now "safe from Microsoft litigation for using I-O Data's network-attached storage devices and routers, which run Linux. The deal covers other related but unspecified open source software too."

"Microsoft's deals for Linux in embedded devices like I-O's include Brother, Fuji Xerox, Kyocera Mita, LG, Samsung and TomTom, the only company it ever took to court," O'Gara said.

This article was originally published on Friday Mar 5th 2010
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