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LinuxInsider: IBM's Patent Pledge Leaves Unresolved Issues, Say Analysts

Jan 12, 2005, 15:15 (5 Talkback[s])
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"IBM's pledged patents cover operating systems, databases, methods for testing programming interfaces and cursive text recognition. In a press release, IBM specifically mentioned patents covering dynamic linking processes for operating systems and one related to file-export protocols.

"IBM earns 50 percent of its revenue from services, which is what it is counting on with open source customers who they expect will require outside help to manage their systems..."

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