An attorney representing Microsoft sent Lindows a MSfreePC site. The site offers to process claims on behalf of current and former California residents who qualify for proceeds from the against Microsoft. Microsoft attorney Robert Rosenfeld said claims submitted by the Lindows service won't qualify under the terms of the settlement and demanded that Lindows remove the site.late last week objecting to the company's
In a letter sent to Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, Lindows CEOsaid the performs a valuable service for consumers and will remain in operation. He challenged Microsoft's objections to the service, particularly the assertion that claims need a physical signature to be valid.
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A Microsoft representative said the company was reviewing Lindows' response and would "take whatever steps we believe are appropriate."
Robertson challenged Microsoft to bring it on. "Our plan is to continue to offer the MSfreePC service in spite of your threats," he wrote. "If required, we will be a voice in the courtroom defending a consumer's rights to use technology and an online process to secure their settlement claims. I believe your company refers to this as the 'right to innovate.'"