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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First step
by novad on Fri 29th Mar 2013 07:17 UTC
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I agree that 10 patents (only) is a bit cheap...
Actually it's only a PR "Coup"


If this gets extended to a fait amount of other patents then it's really a positive move. Not every major evolution starts with a revolution.

For those (or the always same one) criticizing this move. Could you tell me in which way it is negative? I know Tony has a hate relation to Google (or Samsung) that comes close to insanity but please, answer the question. In which way is it negative? The worst that could happen is... Nothing.

I would love to see other companies following this example, even if it’s only PR it would benefit to everyone.

Edited 2013-03-29 07:19 UTC

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