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Software patents and free software

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Opposition to software patents is widespread in the free software community. In response ... In 2004, Open Source Risk Management commissioned a patent study, ... Microsoft has claimed that free sof...

4 Shifty Details About Microsoft's "Open Source" .NET | ifrOSS

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Mar 29, 2015 ... That said, it's debatable whether Microsoft's patent promise serves any purpose. By using the MIT licence, Microsoft already grants everyone ...

Update: Microsoft wants royalties for open-source software ...

www.computerworld.com/article/2545099/security0/update--microsoft-wants-royalties-for-open-source-software.html

May 13, 2007 ... Microsoft Corp. on Sunday confirmed reports that it believes open-source software users owe the company royalties on 235 alleged patent ...

The one thing Microsoft must do - but won't - to gain open-source trust

www.zdnet.com/article/the-one-thing-microsoft-needs-to-do-to-gain-real-open-source-trust/

Mar 16, 2016 ... Last year, Microsoft worked hard with Linux and open-source software. ... early March, Microsoft signed on two more Android patent licensees.

Growing Awareness of Microsoft's Campaign Against Linux, Based ...

techrights.org/2016/03/12/techrights-on-swpats-shakedown/

Mar 12, 2016 ... To quote: “Microsoft hat zwei Patentabkommen geschlossen, die sich ... of open source acolytes, writes that Microsoft has “blackmailed Linux.”.

Microsoft Interoperability Program (MIP) | Open Specifications | MSDN

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Microsoft PC Productivity Applications Protocols Patent License Agreement (PDF file) ... Implementation of MIP technical specifications by certain open source ...

The Meaning of "Open Source": Patented by Microsoft - IPWatchdog ...

www.ipwatchdog.com/2011/01/09/the-meaning-of-open-source-patented-by-microsoft/id=14289/

Jan 9, 2011 ... See Open source campaigners urge investigation of Novell patent sale and Novell's Microsoft patent sale referred to regulators. So it seems ...

Microsoft Bullies Open Source Projects: is the Blockchain Their Next ...

bitcoinist.net/microsoft-bullies-open-source-is-the-blockchain-their-next-target/

Mar 12, 2016 ... Microsoft's legal attacks on open source projects could easily extend into ... to limit open-source development with buy-outs, patent trolling, and ...

Microsoft claims software like Linux violates its patents - May 28, 2007

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May 14, 2007 ... Microsoft claims that free software like Linux, which runs a big chunk of ... The patent hater: Free Software Foundation president Richard Stallman. ... Linux and other free and open-source software (FOSS) will be undermined.

FAQ: Licensing | Mono

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Microsoft Patent Promise for Mono Microsoft Corporation and its affiliates (“ Microsoft”) promise not to assert any Applicable Patents against you for making, using ...

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Patents and Peace: Are the Microsoft-Linux Wars Over? | Open ...

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Oct 2, 2015 ... And Microsoft has been collaborating with open source companies including Canonical. But does that mean the Microsoft-Linux patent wars ...

Microsoft loves open source? Only when it's convenient | InfoWorld

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Mar 11, 2016 ... Even as it embraces open source, Microsoft is shaking down the Android and Linux communities for patent licenses. Will the real Microsoft ...

Is Microsoft Trying To Attack Open Source And Linux With Its "Patent ...

fossbytes.com

Mar 14, 2016 ... Short Bytes: While Microsoft is expressing its love for open source and Linux by releasing tons of code on GitHub and making Linux-based ...