Blackboard's Patent Pledge

Now this is an interesting development: Blackboard, the 800-pound gorilla of learning management systems, has made a legally-binding pledge not to enforce any of their software patents against open source or home-grown systems. It’s partly defensive — lots of people were unhappy with the scope of their patents — but it’s also an enlightened compromise that I believe is being made in good faith. It’d be nice to see a few other big companies follow suit…

In the wake of posts about Shopify's support for white nationalists and DataCamp's attempts to cover up sexual harassment
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