Amazon has paid Microsoft for the use of Linux

On Monday, Microsoft and Amazon have announced a reciprocal patent agreements. By its terms Amazon will pay Microsoft a sum of money (the specific figure is not disclosed) for the use … servers based on Linux!

As you know, Microsoft claims that many solutions based on Linux violates its own patents, so many companies just in case license from Microsoft, such a decision, to sell software based on Linux or use it for their own areas. Among such companies Novell, Samsung, Fuji Xerox, and now more and Amazon.

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• The company has licensed codecs H.264/AVC Canonical for Ubuntu Linux »»»
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• Microsoft first launched its Azure service that runs on Linux »»»
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• The court forbade distribute televisions violating GPL »»»
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• Samsung bought off by Microsoft »»»
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