Microsoft Joins the Open Invention Network Community, open-sources 60,000 patent portfolio
Microsoft is offering its entire patent portfolio — with the legacy exception of its Windows and desktop application code — to all of the open-source patent consortium’s members.
This is everything Microsoft has, and it covers everything related to older open-source technologies such as Android, the Linux kernel, and OpenStack; newer technologies such as LF Energyand HyperLedger, and their predecessor and successor versions.
We pledge our entire patent portfolio to the Linux system. That’s not just the Linux kernel, but other packages built on it.
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