February 21, 2002

Microsoft must like the GPL's free patent license clause

Author: JT Smith

PCWorld: "According to the filing, Microsoft--by referring to the proposed settlement--was able to impose "uniform" licensing
terms on PC vendors that, for among other things, gives Microsoft free access to their patents. These customers
were precluded from enforcing their patents against Microsoft because of a "nonassertion of patents" provision in
the licensing terms, the states claimed."
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