Date: 4 months ago   Category: Hi-Tech

Microsoft opened 60 000 patents to protect Linux from claims


The Microsoft corporation joined an initiative of Open Invention Network (OIN) and transferred OIN of 60 thousand patents. They will be available to all participants of an initiative, one of the purposes of which is protection of Linux against legal claims. For some similar actions of software giant became a surprise as Microsoft zealously protects the rights and demands to pay for use of the patented technologies. Many consider by

a step of Microsoft to favorable all sides: Linux receives additional protection, and Microsoft - upgrades the rating in the opinion of the public.

are a part of OIN about 2,5 thousand companies. As writes OpenNet, among the main participants of OIN providing formation of the protecting Linux of a patent pool, such companies as Google, IBM, NEC, Toyota, SUSE, Philips, Red Hat, HP, Juniper, Facebook, Cisco, Fujitsu and Sony.

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