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eWeek: Eolas Discussing Browser Patent With Linux Community

Jan 15, 2004, 16:00 (23 Talkback[s])
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"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, 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..."

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