There is not much to see here because the previous deals with Fuji-Xerox and Samsung are similar (wording varies however). There is little to be worried about, but small companies that use embedded Linux ought to put an end to coverages such as this, which remain non-specific. Why would Linux require coverage? What Microsoft patents does Linux infringe on? Not a word from Microsoft. Recall deals where companies got betrayed or overcharged because patents simply remained hidden. In any event, here is the obnoxious part of news:
Under the agreement, LG will be able to use Microsoft-patented technology in its products, including Linux-based embedded devices.
To eliminate the path of destruction, one ought to force Microsoft to show its hands. Better sooner than later.