"Microsoft has no current plans to join the Open Innovation
Network, a move that some in the free and open-source community
have suggested would benefit them both.
"OIN is an intellectual property company that was formed to
acquire Linux-related patents and share them, royalty-free, to any
organization that agrees not to assert its patents against Linux or
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