Symantec drops Microsoft lawsuit
Best storage buddies all over again
Microsoft and Symantec have agreed to settle a lawsuit filed two years ago over the use of Veritas code in Microsoft products, including Windows Vista.
Symantec sued Microsoft in May 2006, accusing Redmond of wrongly incorporating the Volume Manager software Symantec acquired in its purchase of Veritas the previous year. Microsoft had formerly held a contract with Veritas to license the software, which helps operating systems manage large amounts of data.
At the time, Symantec was asking for an injunction on already oft-delayed Vista operating system.
Both companies sent out a statement today saying everything back to peaches and cream between them.
"Microsoft and Symantec are pleased to have amicably resolved this dispute in a manner that reaffirms and extends our technical cooperation on volume management technologies. This agreement will produce significant benefits for our many mutual customers using mission-critical storage software technologies."
Symantec spokesman Cris Paden said the settlement prevents either company from disclosing any details or information beyond the statement. That flows with the original complaint filed in US District Court in Seattle, which didn't offer much detail on the technology dispute in the first place.
Somewhere a fire was started and eventually put out. Rest easy in your beds. ®
Symantec doest protest too much
Aww, too bad. I was looking for a good fight.
Cash wins here too
Microsoft no doubt made a sizable "donation" to the Symantec "Christmas fund".
Whatever happened, I do wonder how the heck this will improve customer experiences. What are they changing?
Wow i understand now
Microsoft had formerly held a contract with Veritas to license the software, which helps operating systems manage large amounts of data.
Given the quality of Veritas's products as of late it make perfect sense why Vista can't copy shit anywhere in a reasonable amount of time. I know Volume Manager has little to do with copying files over the network; i was just poking a little fun :)