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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SeeM
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Let me explain. By freeing open source from patent issues, Google is defusing the patent bubble just enough for some people (OSS fanatics) to be satisfied with what they get, i.e. we get fewer people pushing for change.


You don't understand them at all. They don't create any bubble. They say: "You can ignore our patents in open source projects. By the way, if you decide to go commercial you're SCREWED unless you join Google. No one will buy your project anyway, because of patents violation and you have 0 of them to cross license."

If anyone will ignore patents in open source will never be able to gain profit from it.

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