Linux Foundation say "breathe easy" on IBM patents

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Apr 9, 2010 12:50 AM EDT
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The Linux Foundation's CEO, Jim Zemlin, has published a statement from IBM's Daniel Frye in which he reasserts IBM's patent pledge. Zemlin says, on the basis of this statement "Fortunately, all of us can breathe easy - IBM remains true to their word". Frye says that "IBM stands by this 2005 Non-Assertion Pledge as strongly as it did then. IBM will not sue for the infringement of any of those 500 patents by any Open Source Software".

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