Source: Prior Smart
quote: I agree, MS isn't clean in this, but the reality is that I can't say any of these companies are clean. They have all shown themselves to be less than kind over the years.
quote: As far as not showing the patents, it seems reasonable that if those patents cover confidential information, that MS would not just make that public.
quote: It's not FUD in the slightest.1. If you sell a device then you are liable for any patents that device infringes. (any disagreement so far?)2. If some part of that device comes from elsewhere then you are still liable because you are the one manufacturing and selling it. (still with me?)3. Microsoft agrees to indemnify anyone who is sued because of a part (the OS) that they supplied. (is this the part that is BS?)4. Google does not. (am I lying yet?)Explain to me which part is FUD?
quote: MS wouldn't tell the companies they were threatening what patents they were suing for until after they agreed to settle.