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Lindows Gives Up
posted by turmis on Saturday June 05, @08:47AM
from the Another-Nose-Bloodied-by-Microsoft dept.
News Evidently despite repeated trouncings in U.S., French, and other courts Microsoft has prevailed in its efforts to make upstart company Lindows change its name. Lindows threw in the towel, not because they lost any court case, they have won at every turn, but because Microsoft has brought so many lawsuits in so many foreign jurisdictions that Lindows simply can't afford to defend them all. A fairly bitter, resigned letter from CEO Michael Robertson explains the decision. After losing a bid to enjoin Microsoft's international attack Lindows has become Linspire. If that doesn't provide an argument for some sort of binding international IP arbitration regime, I don't know what does. Well done MS thugs.

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