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Software patents and free software - Wikipedia

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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 ... The terms of distribution (the licence) is the combination of the MIT licence and a separate patent promise. Given that Microsoft has a history of ...

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 ...

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

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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 ...

​Linux and open source have won, get over it | ZDNet

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Jan 4, 2016 ... When that happens, I don't see Microsoft going down the patent troll road. It's doing very well by embracing Linux, open-source software, and ...

Microsoft Public License (MS-PL) | Open Source Initiative

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(B) Patent Grant- Subject to the terms of this license, including the license conditions and limitations in section 3, each contributor grants you a non- exclusive, ...

Microsoft and Open Source: A New Era? - Jono Bacon

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Nov 23, 2016 ... The company went to great lengths to discredit open source, including comparing Linux to a cancer, patent litigation, and campaigns formed of ...

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. Microsoft ... That's one reason why Microsoft made patent peace with ...

Free and open source software violates 235 Microsoft patents - ZDNet

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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

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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.

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

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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 ...