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​Microsoft Open-Sources Its Patent Portfolio

By joining the Open Invention Network, Microsoft is offering its entire patent portfolio to all of the open-source patent consortium's members. Several years ago, I said the one thing Microsoft has to do -- to convince everyone in open source that it's truly an open-source supporter -- is stop...
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This Automaker Just Joined IBM and Google as a Patron of Open-Source Software

The move reflects the growing importance of software to cars. While not as momentous as its introduction of the Prius in 1997—the first mass-produced hybrid vehicle—Toyota Motor Corp quietly took another bold, industry-leading step toward technological innovation last month. The world’s largest...
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