ITWorld: Microsoft promotes Gutierrez to steer IP policy, licensing
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Date: 22 Feb 2009 12:00
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Summary:
Microsoft has eased up slightly on its IP restrictions and been more friendly to open-source interests over the past couple of years, loosening some restrictions on how it shares IP under open-source licenses and donating some code to open-source projects. Insiders say Gutierrez has been instrumental in fostering engagement with the open-source community and probably will continue that course in his new role. However, he also has been a proponent of controversial cross-patent licensing agreements that Microsoft has struck with companies as a way to derive revenue from its extensive patent portfolio.
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