eWeek: Eolas Discussing Browser Patent With Linux Community
Jan 15, 2004, 16:00 (23 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hicks)
"Eolas Technologies Inc. is talking with members of the Linux
and open-source community about the use of its Web browser patent,
which is at the heart of its high-profile infringement case against
Microsoft Corp., the company's founder said on Wednesday.
"'We're in discussions with major players in Linux world and
working on plan to resolve '906 patent issue with entire Linux
community,' Eolas Founder Michael Doyle told eWEEK.com, referring
in short hand to the full patent's number. 'The solution will be
supportive of open-source community.'
"Doyle declined to provide further details about the companies
or individuals involved in the discussions or what exactly would be
covered in any agreement or partnership with Linux players. But if
all goes well, he said, an announcement could come within the next
month or two..."