Quote Originally Posted by RedDwarf View Post


A patent co-op has nothing to do with an NDA, what are you talking about???
A Non Disclosure could've done the same thing... Instead of signing anything related to patents. "Before you look at how RPC works, sign this" kind of thing. No, it took the EU to get MS to commit to Samba signing NDAs. Everyone else sign a patent deal? I don't get it.

Yeah, I feel the same way, why wouldn't anyone want to look behind the curtain. I mean it's only companies that use Linux/FOSS that are getting duped into signing: Brother (Linux-friendly), LG (mobile division), Xandros (they have an Exchange-type service), et al.

Patent frenzy:
http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/p...0PatentPR.mspx