"PJ at Groklaw says the settlement 'makes history.' FSMLabs
first released a GPL-compatible patent license in 2001, to allow
its realtime Linux patent to be used not just in one vendor's
Linux, but in all Linux and derived works. More companies have
followed. And another troll, Blackboard, has backed off and agreed
not to enforce a patent against open source.
"But it is the first time that all the pieces have come
together: a lawsuit against an open source vendor followed by a
settlement in which the troll grants a broad open source patent
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