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[5]: Hyperbole
by novad on Fri 29th Mar 2013 14:13 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Hyperbole"
novad
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2010-06-10

Thank you for sharing your experience Alfman,

You're (With all due respect) "only" one example of how IP has negative effects on innovation.

It's very interesting to hear about those who can't align an army of lawyers to defend (or enforce) their rights. You’re already the second one (Only in this thread) that experienced that. The situation is even worse than I thought :-(

Edited 2013-03-29 14:14 UTC

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