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    Phoronix: Microsoft Joins Open Invention Network With Its 60,000+ Patents

    Microsoft has joined the Open Invention Network (OIN) to as they put it "protect Linux and open-source."..

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...soft-Joins-OIN

  • #2
    That's fantastic news

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    • #3
      Are the Android patents included? Or are they still pulling a billion dollar revenue stream from that?

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      • #4
        Is Microsoft lowkey becoming one of the good guys? Strange days... but welcome news nonetheless.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by dpanter View Post
          Is Microsoft lowkey becoming one of the good guys? Strange days... but welcome news nonetheless.
          if obsidian is allowed to still release linux-versions of their games after being bought by MS...then i'll start to think the same... ^^

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          • #6
            Originally posted by dpanter View Post
            Is Microsoft lowkey becoming one of the good guys? Strange days... but welcome news nonetheless.
            I've heard that question repeated so many times over Microsoft's history I've lost count. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me 400 times, shame on me.

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            • #7
              So, will they stop Android patent trolling now? What about patents on filesystems like exFAT? Can commercial Linux distros ship exFAT packages without paying MS?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Termy View Post

                if obsidian is allowed to still release linux-versions of their games after being bought by MS...then i'll start to think the same... ^^
                Linux and DRM-free both.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by dpanter View Post
                  Is Microsoft lowkey becoming one of the good guys? Strange days... but welcome news nonetheless.
                  Nah, they're not if you by developer claims. I mean: look at how many devs have moved from GitHub to GitLab just because MS took over...

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                  • #10
                    Garlic, crosses and wooden stakes at the ready people, we'll never forget SCO.

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