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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..."

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