advertisement
Forums

The Forum is sponsored by 
 

AAPL stock: Click Here

You are currently viewing the Tips and Deals forum
Microsoft makes its 60,000 patents open source to help Linux
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 10, 2018 06:29PM
[www.theverge.com]

"Microsoft announced today that it’s joining the Open Invention Network (OIN), an open-source patent group designed to help protect Linux from patent lawsuits. In essence, this makes the company’s library over 60,000 patents open source and available to OIN members, via ZDNet.

OIN provides a license platform for Linux for around 2,400 companies — from individual developers to huge companies like Google and IBM — and all members get access to both OIN-owned patents and cross-licenses between other OIN licensees, royalty-free."



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Microsoft makes its 60,000 patents open source to help Linux
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: October 10, 2018 07:19PM
That's good...I think.

Embrace...and extend.



**************************************
MacResource User Map: [www.zeemaps.com]#
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Microsoft makes its 60,000 patents open source to help Linux
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: October 10, 2018 07:25PM
Is it cynical of me that my first thought was “oh? Is Microsoft being sued for being a monopoly again?”.



Paul F.
-----
A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
----
Good is the enemy of Excellent. Talent is not necessary for Excellence.
Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

--

--

--
Eureka, CA
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Microsoft makes its 60,000 patents open source to help Linux
Posted by: testcase
Date: October 10, 2018 10:03PM
Microsoft sharing badly written code? sneaky smiley
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Microsoft makes its 60,000 patents open source to help Linux
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: October 10, 2018 10:43PM
Quote
testcase
Microsoft sharing badly written code? sneaky smiley
My thought exactly.

My guess is that this might have something to do with Linux contributors threatening to revoke the code they've written over a new "Code of Conduct" that very specifically values a contributor's race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. over the quality of their code and can inflict punishments for anything the coders say or have ever said on social media that is not acceptable (read "politically correct") under the guidelines of the new CoC.

Just search YouTube for "Linux CoC" for loads of information and opinions on this.



Lie to me if you must, but don't lie to me and insult my intelligence in the same sentence.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/10/2018 10:51PM by Thrift Store Scott.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Microsoft makes its 60,000 patents open source to help Linux
Posted by: freeradical
Date: October 10, 2018 11:23PM
Quote
Thrift Store Scott
Quote
testcase
Microsoft sharing badly written code? sneaky smiley
My thought exactly.

My guess is that this might have something to do with Linux contributors threatening to revoke the code they've written over a new "Code of Conduct" that very specifically values a contributor's race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. over the quality of their code and can inflict punishments for anything the coders say or have ever said on social media that is not acceptable (read "politically correct") under the guidelines of the new CoC.

Just search YouTube for "Linux CoC" for loads of information and opinions on this.


That's pretty trippy.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Microsoft makes its 60,000 patents open source to help Linux
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: October 11, 2018 08:45AM
1. It's a great way of having the general public correct your bad code for you.

2. It's a great way of transitioning people to a more functional Linux, so that you can:
stop manufacturing an expensive-to-maintain, full-of-security-holes OS, in order to focus on hardware and subscription software like Office, and maybe cuddly toys in the shape of a new Microsoft mascot.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Microsoft makes its 60,000 patents open source to help Linux
Posted by: space-time
Date: October 11, 2018 08:55AM
I did not read the article. Are they sharing the patents (ideas) or the actual code?
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Microsoft makes its 60,000 patents open source to help Linux
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: October 11, 2018 10:38PM
Quote
S. Pupp
... focus on ... cuddly toys in the shape of a new Microsoft mascot.

Clippy! Now in new improved Nitinol memory wire with pre-ground ends!
"Better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick"
Be the first on your block to get one!
Operators are standing by to take your order!



=TC
Options:  Reply • Quote
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 296
Record Number of Users: 52 on November 20, 2014
Record Number of Guests: 847 on February 04, 2015