What's wrong with this picture?
Posted Dec 9, 2005 16:29 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
In reply to: What's wrong with this picture?
Parent article: A look at the Patent Commons Project and OIN
Yes, there's something missing from the picture. As OIN is described, IBM is paying money to keep patents out of IBM's reach. IBM has actively decided (when it selected 500 patents to dedicate) not to dedicate its entire patent portfolio for FOSS use, therefore IBM can't use any of OINs patents.
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