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[3]: Really?
by looncraz on Fri 29th Mar 2013 09:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Really? "
looncraz
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A public pledge is legally binding unless facts change.

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RE[4]: Really?
by Nelson on Fri 29th Mar 2013 16:24 in reply to "RE[3]: Really? "
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Its interesting how quick some people are to accept a legally binding promise from Google, then to contrast it when Microsoft made their legally binding promise.

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RE[4]: Really?
by siraf72 on Sun 31st Mar 2013 12:43 in reply to "RE[3]: Really? "
siraf72 Member since:
2006-02-22

A public pledge is legally binding unless facts change.


Or in the case of politics, till you get elected.

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