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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:40 am    Post subject: Microsoft open sources 60000 patents to help Linux Reply with quote

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-open-sources-its-entire-patent-portfolio/

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Keith Bergelt, OIN's CEO, commented on Microsoft's announcement in an interview: "This is everything Microsoft has, and it covers everything related to older open-source technologies such as Android, the Linux kernel, and OpenStack; newer technologies such as LF Energy and HyperLedger, and their predecessor and successor versions."

In a conversation, Erich Andersen, Microsoft's corporate vice president and chief intellectual property (IP) counsel -- that is, Microsoft top patent person -- added: We "pledge our entire patent portfolio to the Linux system. That's not just the Linux kernel, but other packages built on it."

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope developers that do implement any of these are careful to keep their patient-tainted code very modular and easy to detach from their projects. What Microsoft giveth, Microsoft can leverage or take away.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aidanjt wrote:
I hope developers that do implement any of these are careful to keep their patient-tainted code very modular and easy to detach from their projects. What Microsoft giveth, Microsoft can leverage or take away.


Indeed. How easy some individuals fall for marketing ploys these days...

FAT patents excluded of course.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All I'm getting from this is that MS is now revealing the size of the gun they have pointed at us. They can reverse this decision at any time, maybe once enough suckers with money have self-identified as targets.

Loose lips sink ships.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morality124 wrote:
aidanjt wrote:
I hope developers that do implement any of these are careful to keep their patient-tainted code very modular and easy to detach from their projects. What Microsoft giveth, Microsoft can leverage or take away.


Indeed. How easy some individuals fall for marketing ploys these days...

FAT patents excluded of course.

That Blog Post wrote:
So, Microsoft has not included any patents they might hold on exfat into the patent non-aggression pact.

Where is he getting that from?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wouldn't want any Microshit on my systems.
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