|IBM Releases 500 patents to open source developers|
|Posted by: AceBHound on Jan 11th, 2005 5:07 PM|
|IBM is releasing 500 software patents to open source developers. What a great idea!
IBM conducted a detailed analysis of its IP policy and determined that the best way to foster innovation is to promote cooperation among software developers, Douglas Heintzman, director of technical software strategy, told NewsFactor.
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.