Google adds 79 open-source patents to lawsuit-free pledge

Google dramatically expanded the number of open-source patents it is making freely available to anyone, without fear of legal repercussion.

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The Web giant announced the addition of 79 patents to its Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge, which aims to foster development of open-source software by pledging not to sue any user, distributor, or developer of open-source software based on their use of the patents — unless first attacked.

 

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