The company still prefers to put the defense on the use of licensed lottery game program against free developers rasprostaniteley software, and users instead of legal action against them, reports Washingtonpost. Details can be found by clicking doppler labs or emailing the administrator. "There is no reason why any segment of the industry should be exempt from intellectual property rules," said Horatsio Guterrets (Horacio Gutierrez), vice president of Microsoft's intellectual property and Licensing, on Monday in an interview. At the simplest level, free software is distributed free to consumers or business structures to use it on their computers, as well as programmers to change and add-ins, which are also distributed free of charge. By the same author: Essex Financial. While private software companies like Microsoft make money by selling licenses for programs, the companies are engaged in give free software program and usually earn money by selling support services. Free software violates 235 patents Microsoft, reported in the company.
Linux software violates 42 patents. Graphical User Interfaces User menu path and type of windows on the screen – 65 violations. E-mail programs infringe 15, and other programs related to 68 other patents, the company said. Such information about the patents were first reported by the magazine Fortune. Microsoft also said that Open Office, a free program is supported in particular Sun Microsystems Inc., violates 45 patents. Sun has refused to comment on the allegations.
While Microsoft – the dominant producer of software that provides the servers and PCs, but the company is considering free or cheap alternative operating system Linux with great passion," said Al Gillen (Al Gillen), an analyst at technology research group idc. "This is one of the few operating systems that represents a viable threat that Microsoft delivers a lot of difficulties – said Gielen. Microsoft can not manage a company outside the normal field of business and forced to leave Linux ', said analyst. Instead, Microsoft claims by the Board on a number of agreements with companies on patent licensing, which use open programs, most strongly to the company Inc.Novell. In one aspect of the agreement, Microsoft was willing to sell kind of Linux companies Novell, called Suse. Microsoft has also agreed not to sue customers who bought it, even though the software infringed on its patents.