What we don't need
Posted Nov 23, 2004 17:21 UTC (Tue) by huffd
Parent article: The Lawyers are coming
What if some friends of Microsoft collaborated on a lawsuit bringing bogus charges of copyright abuse toward an unknowing company. The company hires a Microsoft funded legal firm which in turn mis-represents the GPL, looses the case thus setting legal precedent. The judgement is that the company can stop using or bundling the offending software and walk away free and clear. The company being as weak in the head as they are the wallet cut their losses.
I wouldn't be surprised if during contract negotiations one of the questions from Microsoft isn't "Who are your 3 closest competitors?", and then to find out six months after you've signed a seven figure renewal contract that a competitor that's been driving you under because they switched to Linux a few years back is having legal difficulty.
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