Microsoft has no current plans to join the Open Innovation Network, a move that some in the free and open-source community have suggested would benefit them both.
OIN is an intellectual property company that was formed to acquire Linux-related patents and share them, royalty-free, to any organization that agrees not to assert its patents against Linux or its applications.

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Created by tony 8 years 14 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 14 weeks ago
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8 years 14 weeks 1 day 13 min ago


How would joining OIN benefit Microsoft?

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8 years 14 weeks 19 hours 25 min ago


None really. However, to me it's

None really.
However, to me it's the confirmation that they simply want to fragment the Linux market, and get distros to argue with each other - creating the "civil war" somebody mentioned today.
They (Microsoft) are really smart.