Thursday, September 14, 2006

Microsoft Patent Non-Assertion Covenant for Web Services

Interesting post by David Berlind at Microsoft patent non-assertion covenant is remarkable | Between the Lines |

"Microsoft has issued a declaration — something it calls the Open Specification Promise — that it won't assert certain Web services patents it holds (or may hold in the future). Martin Lamonica reports:

Microsoft is pledging not to assert its patents pertaining to nearly three dozen Web services specifications–a move designed to ease concerns among developers by creating a legal environment more friendly to open-source software….The software giant published on Tuesday the Microsoft Open Specification Promise (OSP) on its Web site."

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