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Nokia: Nokia Announces Patent Support to the Linux Kernel

May 25, 2005, 21:15 (6 Talkback[s])

"Nokia Corporation announced today that it allows all its patents to be used in the further development of the Linux Kernel. Nokia believes that open source software communities, like open standards, foster innovation and make an important contribution to the creation and rapid adaptation of technologies.

"Unlike other open standards, however, many open source software projects rely only on copyright licenses that often do not clarify patent issues..."

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