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[2]: First step
by novad on Fri 29th Mar 2013 07:40 UTC in reply to "RE: First step"
novad
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Hey… No need to be so aggressive. Who’s the fanatic here ;-)

It would be the perfect outcome if the whole patent system would be reworked.

Or better… It shouldn’t be applied to software. Some fine-tuning of copyright laws would do the trick. I think most people here agree with that.

The problem is that this has very little chance to happen. The Non-Assertion pledge, if not only a PR coup, is a pragmatic way to start somewhere. It’s clear it shouldn’t stop at that point.

FRAND isn’t a solution to the IP problem either, but it has been useful in many cases.

Edited 2013-03-29 07:42 UTC

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