Huawei joins patent-free Open Invention Network
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei announces that it is joining the Open Invention Network, in which Linux programmers are free to use patent-pending programs to create money-making software.
The Open Invention Network is an organisation with more than 3000 members (and is financially suppor... Read more
Microsoft brings exFAT to Linux
Microsoft is going to make the technical specifications of exFAT open source, and wants to support the addition of exFAT to the Linux kernel. This means that from now on, exFAT devices will be able to function on Linux kernels without many additional additions.
When exFAT was a patented technolog... Read more
Microsoft makes 60,000 patents available to open-source community
Microsoft joins the Open Invention Network (OIN). This is a consortium of patent sharing companies that can protect open-source software - including Linux - from patent owners' claims. Previously, Microsoft was just one of the companies that made the claims.
By joining the group, Microsoft makes li... Read more