Bob is the VP of IBM Standards. He says: « To be clear, this is not a « donation, » but rather a pledge of the patents to seed and then maintain a patent commons for open source projects. » Go here to see his other comments and his extensive list of links to articles on the subject from all the major developer and business publications. There is also a link to the Patent Description Document, which provides the nitty-gritty of the patent release.

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