Thursday, January 13, 2005

IBM frees up 500 patents

IBM has pledge to release 500 software patents into the open source community as it proves its commitment into the Linux operating system.

This is great news. Although IBM will still own the patents, royalties are not expected by developers and users who use them in their open source softwares.

Hopefully the European Union will see fit to reject the pending and controversial uphaul to the EU's way of handling software patents.

Source: Groklaw

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