IBM Pledges to free 500 U.S. Patents
Date 11-Jan-2005 22:49:23
Topic: Miscellaneous News
|IBM Pledges 500 U.S. Patents To Open Source In Support Of Innovation And Open Standards|
ARMONK, N.Y., January 11, 2005 - IBM today pledged open access to key innovations covered by 500 IBM software patents to individuals and groups working on open source software. IBM believes this is the largest pledge ever of patents of any kind and represents a major shift in the way IBM manages and deploys its intellectual property (IP) portfolio.
The pledge is applicable to any individual, community, or company working on or using software that meets the Open Source Initiative (OSI) definition of open source software now or in the future.
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