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NewsForge: Stallman: Nokia's Patent Announcement Next to Nothing

May 30, 2005, 14:00 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard M. Stallman)

"Last year IBM took a significant step forward in cooperation with the free software community, by offering blanket licenses for 500 of its patents to all free software developers. These are but a fraction of IBM's software patents, but still it was a substantial step. These 500 patents, at least, are no longer a danger to free software developers.

"Since then, various other companies have been exploring how little they can give to the free software community and still pose as our supporters..."

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