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http://www.pcworld.com

Microsoft Wednesday inked another cross-licensing patent agreement, this time with South Korea's LG Electronics, covering the company's Linux-based embedded devices.

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Created by ringokamens 7 years 6 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 6 weeks ago
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ringokamens

7 years 6 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago

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Make LGs Phones Ring OFF THE HOOK! [...]

Make LGs Phones Ring OFF THE HOOK!

This
is ridiculous. Microsoft has provided no evidence that they have
patents and has been spewing lies that people need to pay up. Demand
that LG stop paying for Microsoft's patents and do not support them or
buy their products until they do so! And even better, make them pay
for the call:
(800) 243-0000
You can also email them a nastygram at
http://us.lge.com/support/contacts_gcsc.jsp

We need to stop the domino effect NOW if we want GNU/Linux to have a
future in the marketplace.

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Jimbob

7 years 6 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago

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First: this is a dup. It's already

First: this is a dup. It's already been submitted.

Second: you need to settle down. People like you cause people to run away from free software not toward it (I'm reconsidering right now) - you catch more flies with honey. Advocacy is better than activism (especially your brand of activism)

Third: you need to settle down. Sending people nastygrams (hate-mail by another name) and calling call centres and abusing people will achieve N.O.T.H.I.N.G!

Vote with your wallets people. If you are buying a new machine, TV, DVD etc. then say NO to LG equipment. Let the store attendant know why (if you're feeling feisty) but please don't act like a child and phone or mail in abuse.

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einfeldt

7 years 6 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago

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The only reason that Microsoft

The only reason that Microsoft is able to get away with this kind of deal is that people are uncertain wether or not Microsoft has valid patent claims. If enough people express unequivocal doubt about the merits of Microsoft's dubious patents, fewer companies will be inclined to do busines with microsoft. There is a list where you can sign up to express your doubts about the merits of Microsoft's patent claims, and challenge Microsoft to sue you to prove its claims in open court:

http://digitaltippingpoint.com/wiki/index.php?title=SMFM_list_page_11

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mattflaschen

7 years 6 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago

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I sent in a polite letter expressing

I sent in a polite letter expressing my disappointment. It is possible to do this without coming close to abuse.

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Jimbob

7 years 6 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago

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@ matt: That's exactly my point.

@ matt: That's exactly my point. Thank you for being a reasonable individual. What you did is nothing like sending a nastygram. Bravo.