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[4]: Open - FOSS hypocrasy?
by strcpy on Thu 8th Apr 2010 03:04 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Open - FOSS hypocrasy?"
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It's the FOSS folks being targeted by the patent attack and left wondering what the F IBM is doing after claiming that this would not happen. Where do you see FOSS hypocrisy exactly?


Being all tacit about it. When it was Apple (and god forbid, if it was Microsoft) people yelled their faces red with this stuff. Back then I said they'll sue, FOSS or not. And already back then I got modded down.

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