"I've just taken a first look at IBM's promise not to assert its
patents involved in implementing 150 software standards and it
appears to be a work of art in its simplicity.
"Not only does it grant royalty-free access to patents related
to 150 specifications including ODF, SAML, SOAP and the WS-*
standards, it also acts to protect those who implement those
standards from third-party patent infringement claims..."