Michael Robertson, CEO of Lindows.com, made the following statement
"Last week Judge Coughenour denied our request to block Microsoft's
international legal barrage against Lindows.com. Two years ago Microsoft
tried to stop Lindows in a U.S. court, but they were denied. Recently, they
started piling on lawsuits from around the world attempting to achieve the
same result. At the same time, Microsoft is publicly demanding that the EU
respect the U.S. court actions concerning their monopolistic behavior and not
impose their own rulings. Microsoft hypocritically has no such respect for
the U.S. court decision which determined we can operate under the term
Lindows pending a final resolution of the litigation.
Some people may be puzzled about why Microsoft is attacking Lindows and not
doing the same for Red Hat - a leading Linux server company. Microsoft has
The SCO Group is about to find out just how prudent it was to claim that
"million lines of code" in Linux are there because IBM illegally put them
there in breach of SCO's intellectual property rights.
The federal court judge in the case has ordered that SCO, as plaintiff in the
case, identifies within 30 days "all source code and other material in Linux
... to which plaintiff (SCO) has rights."
The magistrate in the case, Brooke C. Wells, said that according to IBM
interrogatories 12 and 13, SCO also must describe exactly how SCO believes
IBM infringed these rights.
The saying ... (more)
In the Stockholm City Court, in the Swedish capital, a magistrate yesterday
issued a restraining order under the terms of which Lindows.com must cease
distributing Lindows in Sweded.
The case was handled in the absence of the parties, and Ulrika Carlehall, the
magistrate, basically agreed to the claim raised by Microsoft against
Lindows.com for trademark infringement and to its request that the city court
prohibit Lindows.com from using the marks LINDOWS, LINDOWS.COM and LINDOWS.OS
"as marks for products or services regarding operative systems" - under a
penalty of three million ... (more)
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