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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...

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

www.infoworld.com/article/3042699/open-source-tools/microsoft-loves-open-source-only-when-its-convenient.html

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 ...

Microsoft Exec: Linux Patent Licensing Becoming 'Less Relevant' As ...

www.crn.com/news/applications-os/300080479/microsoft-exec-linux-patent-licensing-becoming-less-relevant-as-we-embrace-open-source-partnerships.htm

Apr 26, 2016 ... Mark Hill, Microsoft's senior vice president of open source sales and marketing, told CRN in a recent interview that these patent licensing efforts ...

5 reasons Microsoft may never give up on Linux patent claims | CIO

www.cio.com/article/3045799/linux/5-reasons-microsoft-may-never-give-up-on-linux-patent-claims.html

Mar 18, 2016 ... Last week I wrote about two of Microsoft's recent patent deals with Linux ... Microsoft gets from a certain segment of the open source community.

Free and open source software violates 235 Microsoft patents - ZDNet

www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-free-and-open-source-software-violates-235-microsoft-patents/

May 13, 2007 ... Microsoft finally has thrown down the gauntlet and is claiming publicly ... potential patent infringements by open-source software on Microsoft's ...

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 ...

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

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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 ...

Patent promises and patent maps - MSDN - Microsoft

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Patent promises and patent maps for the Microsoft Open Specifications program. ... developers and customers working with commercial or open source software ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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

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