Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Apr 2012 21:57 UTC, submitted by Drake
Legal Say what you want about Twitter - pointless, annoying, noise, useless - at least the company has its heart in the right place. Twitter just announced the Innovator's Patent Agreement, a promise not use their or their employees' patents offensively. In a world where yesterday's innovators are today's patent trolls - Apple, Microsoft, Oracle - this is a big deal.
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Promise
by Carewolf on Wed 18th Apr 2012 09:21 UTC
Carewolf
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2005-09-08

I promise not to be offensive.

Faarrrrrrrrrrrrrtt....

I wonder if the real reason is that they don't have that many patents. Usually even software patents require some type of hardware; since the loophole is to patent "Do X in software on a machine".

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