Microsoft licences patents in open source U-turn

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Microsoft licences patents in open source U-turn

Joins IP-sharing group the Open Invention Network Redmond.

Microsoft has joined the Open Invention Network (OIN), an open source patent group aimed at helping protect Linux from patent legal troubles. The move will see Redmond make its portfolio of over 60,000 patents open source and available to other OIN members. OIN comprises nearly 2,700 companies ...

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