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Google Makes Open-Source Pledge "We Won't Sue First," MS Debuts Searchable Patent Site

Google Makes Open-Source Pledge "We Won't Sue First," MS Debuts Searchable Patent Site

Adriana Lee

Google's commitment to open-source got a boost today, thanks to the company's newly posted Open Patent Non-Assertion (OPN) pledge. The OPN pledge outlines Google's passion and commitment to open-source, and promises not to instigate a lawsuit against any parties that use open-source software based on certain patents owned by the company. For now, that only covers 10 patents, though the...