Can Google Get OIN Over the Enterprise Hump?
Aug 09, 2007, 00:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Consider the following: You're a big open source shop that
spends a lot of time developing Linux code. Now you get a vehicle
to cross-license Linux-related patents without all the licensing
hubbub from the likes of IBM, Oracle, and Google.
"Doesn't it make sense to become a licensee?
"Google announced that it will join the Open Invention Network
(OIN), a patent sharing group. What's the big deal? Google is a
Linux user not some vendor..."