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Microsoft Makes Some Of Its Patents Open Source To Protect Linux

4 days ago   |   By Ubergizmo

Patent trolls exist and what usually happens is that they take vague sounding patents and go after big companies in hopes that these companies will choose to settle so that they'll go away. Unfortunately not all companies, especially smaller ones, have the resources to deal with patent trolls, and in such instances it can break a company. However Microsoft is hoping to prevent that from happening and has announced that they will be making 60,000 patents they own open source to help protect Linux from lawsuits. This will see Microsoft join the Open Invention Network, which for those...
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