Microsoft's proclamation on GPLv3
Posted Jul 6, 2007 23:09 UTC (Fri) by mmarq
In reply to: Microsoft's proclamation on GPLv3
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"" Now, their only route to royalty fees is patent litigation. Which is tricky for them, because it allows for patent busting, working around patents, as well as OIN retaliation. ""
And specially a good dose of market losing too, done in a fashion that Microsoft patents and licenses cant touch.
IMO that is the central point. Patents and or licenses are only a mean to a money end to them. If some technology will start gaining substantial market share and they cant apply a tax, then automatically their licenses and patents will lose importance and value.
I believe that contrary to the common survival instinct impulse, they will not litigate as a last resort if their IP assets lose importance and value. They'll try to do it when its wort is still significantly high.
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