The Free Software Foundation included a narrow patent retaliation clause in
drafts 1 and 2 of version .... "Microsoft Patent Pledge for Open Source Developers
Patent Pledge for Open Source Developers. Microsoft irrevocably promises not to
assert any Microsoft Necessary Claims against you as an open source ...
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 ...
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 open source community operates from a different point of view as it relates to
intellectual property ownership and in generally abhors the concept of patents.
Nov 14, 2014 ... It only extends patent protection to the code Microsoft allows in to its ... To move
beyond stage five of the journey to open source, Microsoft ...
May 14, 2007 ... The patent owner: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer; ... that produced Linux and other
free and open-source software (FOSS) will be undermined.
5 days ago ... Microsoft had gone after Motorola in late 2010 with Android patent lawsuits ... and
Microsoft agreed to work together to create open-source, and ...
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 ...