ZDNet UK: IBM Accused of Hypocrisy over Patent Collaboration
Jan 11, 2005, 19:00 (5 Talkback[s])
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"IBM's decision to allow open source developers to freely use
hundreds of software patents was criticised as hypocritical by some
anti-patent campaigners on Tuesday.
"On Monday IBM said it will allow open source developers the
royalty-free use of 500 of its 10,000 US patents. However, Florian
Mueller, the campaign manager of an anti-patent Web site, has
accused IBM of hypocrisy as it is also lobbying the EU to push
through the Computer Implemented Inventions Directive, which many
believe would allow software patenting in Europe..."