[Discuss] Another entry on the care label manifest!
blueback09 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 29 02:56:22 UTC 2013
Yeah, promising to not assert patents is great in theory, but when IBM did
it they asserted 'em anyway.
On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 8:08 PM, Robert Cornell <bobnet604 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Google talk specifically about specific software but they do own hardware
> *Picked up from Slashdot.**Google has announced the Open Patent
> Non-Assertion (OPN) Pledge<http://www.muktware.com/5443/google-takes-pledge-not-sue-open-source-software-unless-first-attacked>.
> In the pledge Google says that they will not sue any user, distributor, or
> developer of Open Source software on specified patents, unless first
> Google has a history of supporting OS software and litigating against
> hardware manufacturers.
> My cynical side thinks maybe Google think it's cheaper to give them away
> (or get 'free' community development) than defend them & Google gets to
> partner or sue on commercial implementations.
> Suggest: the 'care label' image looks like "the logo, but in a cage"!
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