Google meets with the Five Families for Linux patent protection.
All OIN members - including big names such as IBM, NEC, Novell, Philips, Red Hat, and Sony, as well as Google - agree not to use their Linux-related patents against each other, and all have free access to a collection of additional open-source-related patents purchased by the consortium as a whole.
Seems like a good idea. Somebody will eventually have to take out Barzini, though.
# — 11 August, 2007