Tech.Luver writes: "_____________Verizon Wireless to Intro 'Any Apps, Any Device' Option in '08: Google-Android Effect_____________
Verizon Wireless today announced that it will provide customers the option to use, on its nationwide wireless network, wireless devices, software and applications not offered by the company. Verizon Wireless plans to have this new choice available to customers throughout the country by the end of 2008._____________
In early 2008, the company will publish the technical standards the development community will need to design products to interface with the Verizon Wireless network._____________
This new option goes beyond just a change in the design, delivery, purchase, and provisioning of wireless devices and applications._____________
This is a transformation point in the 20-year history of mass market wireless devices._____________
( http://techluver.com/2007/11/27/verizon-wireless-to-intro-any-apps-any-device-option-in-08-google-android-effect/ )"
An anonymous reader writes: Redmond has no plans to take open-source vendors to court...for now. From a zdnet story: "If we wanted to go down that road we could have done that three years ago," said a Microsoft spokesperson. "Rather than litigate, Microsoft has spent the last three years building an intellectual property bridge that works for all parties — including open source — and the customer response has been tremendously positive. Our focus is on continuing to build bridges." The infringement allegations, made by Microsoft in a Fortune magazine article, were that free and open-source software violated more than 230 of its patents.