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 galvanash on Fri 29th Mar 2013 00:56 UTC in reply to "Really? "
galvanash
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2006-01-25

Google has almost 20,000 patents and they are only willing to share 10?


Google has actually filed for and received less than 300 patents... The other 19,700 or so were acquired through accusations since 2008 (17,000 of them from Motorolla).

Not that it matters here, just saying its not like they have been building up a war chest of them through filings...

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