December 24, 2009

Court rejects Microsoft appeal, bans Word sales as of January 11….

Hold on…. It’s not as bad as it sounds…..

Turns out that MS was using code in Word that a company called i4i claimed violated one of their patents. As of January 11, 2010, MS must not sell any MS Word with that code. MS has said they will have new code available for sale by then.

Here’s an article from NetworkWorld on it….

BTW, there is no requirement to fix software already sold prior to 1/11/10. You may have noticed, though, that MS has issued a patch on Microsoft Update to remove the code.


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