Subject: Re: Is Big Blue turning Red? IBM opens SW patents
From: "Sergio Montoro Ten" <sergiom@knowgate.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2005 11:24:35 +0100

Does anyone have an example of how the release of one of this patents will
benefit a given product?
I am working on a press article about IBM's patents opening from the point
of view of the ISV.
The more popular the product the better.

Thanks.
Sergio Montoro Ten.
hipergate.org


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marshall W Van Alstyne" <marshall@MIT.EDU>
To: <fsb@crynwr.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2005 5:12 AM
Subject: Is Big Blue turning Red? IBM opens SW patents


> The NYT has an interesting story on IBM opening 500 of its SW patents to
anyone
> on open source projects as defined by the open source initiative.
> http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/11/technology/11soft.html?oref=login
>
> It's an especially interesting development in light of Gates' recent
remarks
> comparing IP reformers to modern day communists.
> http://wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,66209,00.html
>
> MVA
>