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SubjectRe: Article: IBM wants to "clean up the license" of Linux
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In message <199812200211.VAA04581@saturn.cs.uml.edu>, "Albert D. Cahalan" write
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> The problem: if IBM supplies 24x7 support for Linux, they will want
> to tweak the code to help their customers. No problem, and it falls
> under the GPL of course. What if IBM uses an IBM patent? It would be
> very bad (from their point of view) if that somehow gave everyone
> rights to the patent.

Doesn't IBM own patents on things like shared copy-on-write and other
techniques used in the Linux kernel?

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