All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge’

Google Pledges Not To Sue Open Source Distributors Over Patents

Google announced the ‘Open Patent Non-Assertion’ Pledge today, saying that it pledges not to sue any user, distributor or developer of open-source software on specified patents, unless first attacked. “We’ve begun by identifying 10 patents relating to MapReduce, a computing model for processing large data sets first developed at Google—open-source versions of which are now widely used,” says Senior Patent …

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