IBM told Twitter it believed the social networking company infringed on its patents. Twitter later acquired more than 900 patents from Big Blue and bolstered its intellectual property portfolio.
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ARM Holdings has indicated that enterprise networking is a growth market for the company. A licensing deal with IBM and another with Broadcom proves the point.
Taiwan's United Microelectronics Corporation taps on Big Blue's knowhow to accelerate development of chips for mobile computing and communication products, report states.
Some of the 750 patents Facebook acquired from IBM were reportedly being licensed by Yahoo. If true, it means Facebook may have a new bargaining chip in its patent battle with Yahoo.
IBM and Samsung have agreed to license their patent portfolios to each other.The cross-licensing deal will give each company access to the other's portfolio, IBM announced on Tuesday night.
The Linux Foundation has launched the Open Compliance Program, which aims to help businesses be confident that they are not at legal risk when using open-source software
If you've been tracking the licensing and reselling of Oracle's Solaris operating system you can be forgiven for being a tad confused. HP, Dell are in, but IBM looks out.
Virtualisation can cut costs, but only if you can avoid a number of software licensing pitfalls, says Manek Dubash
The concept of software that everyone takes for granted today was designed by an IBM committee at the behest of Washington DC. It's time to move on from packaged software and perpetual licensing.
IBM and the Eclipse Foundation have taken a stand against license proliferation by announcing today that the Common Public License (CPL) has been officially superseded by the Eclipse Public License (EPL). The CPL will no longer be considered an active open source license, but there's an easy migration path for CPL code to transition to EPL.
To really understand why IBM might want to cripple Sun through take-over talks all you need to know is that a Sun 5440 will outperform a P570 by about 2:1 on most business tasks - and costs roughly ten cents on the IBM dollar, inclusive of storage and RDBMS licensing.
Nuance Communications, which makes speech recognition software for companies, consumers and telecom carriers, said Thursday that it has inked a licensing and technology pact with IBM. Separately, Warburg Pincus bought $175 million worth of Nuance stock.
Colleague and friend Jim Courtney of Skype Journal puts up a long post noting that back in August, IBM's Lotus SameTime division acquired Skype Developer Partner WebDialogs, publisher of the Unyte Plus Skype Extra for desktop and application sharing as an escalation of a voice and/or chat conversation:WebDialogs CEO Lou Guercia and his team at WebDialogs went through many trials and tribulations to make Unyte desktop sharing and other web conferencing products a success.
With the upcoming launch of SQL Server 2008, Microsoft will focus its massive resources on the issue of licensing, in an attempt to win customers for Oracle and IBM.
Consider the following: You're a big open source shop that spends a lot of time developing Linux code. Now you get a vehicle to cross-license Linux-related patents without all the licensing hubbub from the likes of IBM, Oracle, and Google.
Cutting sockets while maintaining the same number of CPU cores is extremely valuable in the server market because it can cut your software licensing in half while maintaining the same performance. Microsoft SQL and IBM DB2 (on x86 platform) for example charge their licenses based on the number of CPU sockets and not based on the number of CPU cores. Quad-core computing can cut server hardware costs and software licensing in half but the software savings is far more significant because software often costs 2 to 10 times more than the hardware it's running on.
IBM is orchestrating a new licensing plan for multicore chips and beyond, but its manoeuvres risk leaving users in the dark
EMC and IBM on Wednesday announced another step in their joint technology agreement, which will now include the midrange iSeries server. The licensing agreement will provide EMC with interfaces for storage interoperability and technical support for the iSeries -- IBM's best-selling, midrange workhorse.
Big Blue says dual-core processors count as single CPU in software licensing--but only for x86 systems, not for IBM Power5-based ones.
When I wrote about Computer Associates Senior VP Sam Greenblatt's cunning plan, I assumed he wanted to replace the CDDL with a template, and encourage companies to?use template-based licenses instead of BSD or GPL licenses.