The Echo of TomToms in the Amazon Deal

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http://www.linuxinsider.com – It's hard not to have an overwhelming sense of deja vu every time word of a new Microsoft patent deal reaches the news. Such was the case last week, when Redmond's legal eagles gleefully proclaimed their success in making a patent cross-license offer that Amazon apparently couldn't refuse. The is particularly notable for its relevance to open source. The Linux Foundation's Jim Zemlin played down the agreement -- "nothing to see here," he wrote -- but bloggers had a hard time keeping their speculation to themselves. (General)