Burst.com v. Microsoft



Since so many people have emailed me about this, I might as well deal with it all at once:

Yes, I am on the Board of Directors of Burst.com. They are the firm that forced a $60 million settlement/patent licensing deal with Microsoft last week.

No, I cannot comment about any information that is not public (duh). (Not that its stopped people from asking). One day, I will write up the entire saga; it would make a pretty interesting blog post — or a really lousy book.

For now, you will just have to be satisfied with a few public links:

Bursted Not Busted
By Robert X. Cringely

Paradigm Lost, Paradigm Found
Santa Rosa streaming media company Burst battles the Microsoft octopus and comes out on top
By R. V. Scheide

As soon as I can go into more details, I will. But for cryin” out loud, please don’t ask me questions where either of us ends up wearing an Orange Jumpsuit.


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