Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Apr 2010 18:32 UTC
IBM And thus our true colours reveal. IBM made a patent pledge in 2005, promising not to sue open source projects over a list of 500 patents the computer giant holds. Today, however, IBM has threatened to sue TurboHercules, a French open source software house which provides support for the Hercules open source s390 mainframe emulator. Some of the patents in question are on the 500 list.
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RE[2]: *sigh*
by miguel on Wed 7th Apr 2010 17:50 UTC in reply to "RE: *sigh*"
miguel
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The story is not that IBM used two patents that were pledged. Those two patents are basically worthless in court, that is merely a case of IBM's left hand not knowing what the right hand has done and just printing out whatever came up in their internal search.

The problem are the other 160+ patents that they hit these guys with.

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