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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...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Battle Between Software Patents and Open Source - IPWatchdog.com

www.ipwatchdog.com/2009/01/23/battle-between-software-patents-and-open-source/id=1735/

Jan 23, 2009 ... But I can't help but notice that by making open source software a ... The Supreme Court determined that Microsoft was not liable for patent ...

Microsoft agitates for open-source patent pacts - CNET

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May 15, 2007 ... Following some frosty responses to Microsoft's controversial patent deal with Novell last year, the software maker has begun a more aggressive ...

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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 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 ... told CRN in a recent interview that these patent licensing efforts are ...

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.