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Two key groups address ‘patent pledge’

eSchool News staff
February 5th, 2007
The boards of directors of the Sakai Foundation and of EDUCAUSE recognize the patent pledge announced on February 1, 2007, by Blackboard as a step in a more positive direction for the community, to the extent that it offers some comfort to a portion of the academic community that uses open-source or home-grown systems. In the pledge, Blackboard states that it will not assert certain patents against open-source or home-grown systems bundled with no proprietary software. We particularly welcome the inclusion of pending patents, the clarification on the commercial support, customization, hosting, or maintenance of open-source systems, and the worldwide...

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  • Two key groups address ‘patent pledge’

    By eSchool News
    February 5th, 2007

    The boards of directors of the Sakai Foundation and of EDUCAUSE recognize the patent pledge announced on February 1, 2007, by Blackboard as a step in a more positive direction for the community, to the extent that it offers some comfort to a portion of the academic community that uses open-source or home-grown systems. In the pledge, Blackboard states that it will not assert certain patents against open-source or home-grown systems bundled with no proprietary software. We particularly welcome the inclusion of pending patents, the clarification on the commercial support, customization, hosting, or maintenance of open-source systems, and the worldwide

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