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Microsoft just joined OIN and submitted their entire portfolio of 60,000 patents for any other member to use royalty-free: zdnet.com/article/microsoft-op

... so as soon as every major IT corp is a member of OIN, we can finally just can software patents altogether and nobody will object, right? 🙄

@raucao@kosmos.social Yet Microsoft will close your Bing Ads account without any explanation or right to appeal whatsoever if you attempt to advertise an open source service, for example, Mastodon.

@Bruce Please add source links to any assertions you make. It will help both me and other people reading to verify the claims. Thank you.

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