Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Chinese Court bends Microsoft over IP Rights

Not content to allow Adobe to hog the spotlight over STUPID and FAIL, it seems that Microsoft has been absent minded in renewing licenses and agreements with their friends the Chinese.

Seems they forgot to renew licenses for fonts clear back to Windows 98:

"A Beijing court has ruled that Microsoft violated a Chinese company's intellectual property rights in a case over fonts used in past Windows operating systems. The Beijing Number One Intermediate People's Court ordered Microsoft to stop selling versions of Windows that use the Chinese fonts, including Windows XP. Microsoft plans to appeal the case. Microsoft originally licensed Zhongyi's intellectual property more than a decade ago for use in the Chinese version of Windows 95, according to Zhongyi. Zhongyi argues that agreement applied only to Windows 95, but that Microsoft continued to use the intellectual property in eight versions of Windows from Windows 98 to Windows XP. Vista and Windows 7 are not involved."

[From Slashdot Your Rights Online Story | Chinese Court Rules Microsoft Violated IP Rights]

Punking monolingual American twats seems to be a spectator sport in China & India. That or showing lingham to clueless new media bimbos.

I interviewed over at MSFT some years ago at their do-nothing MacBU for an OS9 position, back when they considered OSX a joke. I can't quite remember, but when the manager asked me 'what kind of animal I am' I think I terminated the interview. Heck, I can't even remember the name of the yob, he was a non-technical nobody who didn't know internals anyway. Maybe a Windows transfer? Dunno. Doesn't matter.

Microsoft doesn't need slumdogging to implode. This whole 'absent minded' licensing thing is SO THEM, especially with all the stuffed shirts left inside the company like this retard. Oh wait. He left for Google. I feel sorry for Google.

Seriously MSFT, BEND OVER AND SERVICE THE CELESTIAL SPHERES OF THE JADE EMPEROR. I gots the jade, but I'm talkin' 'bout mah homiez the Chinese. Seriously, you got PUNKED, less.cool.Stevie.

"China (Culture Shock!)" (Iris Wong Po-Yee, Kevin Sinclair)

1 comment:

Vivek said...

Ha ha. MacBU. I interviewed there 4 years ago. I actually interviewed with that Yob Jon Kalb who has been working on Word for 20 years. He was the most arrogant person I have ever met in my life. He kept trying to say Carbon is still relevant as I launched Word on my laptop and watched as it took 4 minutes to launch. He said Objective-C and Cocoa were a fad. I hope he's having fun doing iPhone dev using Carbon. LOL. What a loser. No wonder MS is going into the toilet - loser wannabes from yesteryear who are unable to adapt.