Sun and Microsoft Reach a Truce in Their Software War
Microsoft and Sun Microsystems announced a surprising armistice today, ending years of bitter confrontation between the two companies in the marketplace and in court. The pact includes a $1.6 billion legal settlement for Sun and a commitment by the two companies to enter a 'broad technology collaboration arrangement.' Microsoft will pay Sun $700 million to settle Sun's private antitrust suit against Microsoft and $900 million to resolve patent claims against the big software maker. Read the...
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