IBM pledges free access to patents for standards
Posted Jul 11, 2007 17:01 UTC (Wed) by riel
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It appears to cover more than free software: all implementations of free
Want to implement ODF? IBM will not sue you over your software
implementing ODF, even if they happen to have a patent under some
underlying technology (not saying they have, but who knows).
Want to sue somebody else over their ODF implementation? Your IBM patent
license automatically expires. Sue at your own peril.
At least, that is how I understood it :)
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