Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Mar 2013 23:16 UTC
Google This. This is what we need. These are the kind of steps from which we all benefit. Google has just announced the Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge: the company promises not to sue any users, distributors, or developers of open source products based on the patents it owns (unless first attacked).
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RE: Really?
by bowkota on Fri 29th Mar 2013 00:14 UTC in reply to "Really? "
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Google has almost 20,000 patents and they are only willing to share 10?

Even super suer Microsoft did better with its patent pledge.

PR stunt. But Google lovers will fall for it. Of course if you step on any of the other 20,000 plus Google patents you are screwed! Lol.

They're trying it out.

I wouldn't call it a PR stunt but I don't think they mind any good press from it.

Regardless, it's an interesting experiment.

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