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: First step
by MyNameIsNot4Letter on Fri 29th Mar 2013 07:33 UTC in reply to "First step"
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It is negative because it only serves open source. If this takes off, we'll see less demand for real change because half (or what ever number) the people affected will now be free of the patent headache.

Woopti doo for them, but the rest of the industry is still knee deep in sh...patents.

So yeah, if this works, we're less likely to ever see any improvements (unless you are an OSS fanatic, of course, in which case this is probably fantastic news you think).

/Uni

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