Posted Jul 17, 2009 21:50 UTC (Fri) by dmarti
In reply to: Linux Vendor Settles With Microsoft (InformationWeek)
Parent article: Linux Vendor Settles With Microsoft (InformationWeek)
"While we plan to increasingly adopt Windows Storage Server for our NAS business, we also wanted to ensure that our open source and Linux-embedded devices had the appropriate IP protections," said Hajim Nakai, a board member at Melco's Buffalo line.
In other words, we're closing up shop in this market, and this is our chance to poison the well for those who are staying.
As with the Novell deal, the "unspecified patent protection racket" participation is part of a wider deal with MSFT.
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