IBM Adds Patents To Open Source Pool - InformationWeek
IoT
IoT
News
News
10/24/2005
03:48 PM
50%
50%

IBM Adds Patents To Open Source Pool

The company is providing royalty-free access to its patent portfolio for some healthcare and education software specifications built around Web services, electronic forms, and open document formats.

IBM has unveiled an initiative to improve interoperability and access through open source software standards.

Under the initiative, announced Monday, the company is pledging royalty-free access to its patent portfolio for development and implementation of selected open healthcare and education software standards built around web services, electronic forms and open document formats.

The company stated that growth and service delivery in healthcare and education is stunted by a proliferation of incompatible formats and proprietary technology, making it difficult to find, retrieve and share standardized medical records and educational resources.

The new initiative could spur worldwide development of standardized electronic health record networks, supporting the protection, privacy and security of health information through open, interoperable technologies, according to IBM.

Open access to IBM's education technology could improve effectiveness and productivity in the delivery and management of education by providing students in remote areas with new resources. IBM has patents that use web services to link students and teachers anywhere in the world based on the compatibility of their teaching and learning styles.

Monday's announcement furthers IBM's progress in making good on its promise earlier this year to feed 500 software patents to the open source community.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
2017 State of IT Report
2017 State of IT Report
In today's technology-driven world, "innovation" has become a basic expectation. IT leaders are tasked with making technical magic, improving customer experience, and boosting the bottom line -- yet often without any increase to the IT budget. How are organizations striking the balance between new initiatives and cost control? Download our report to learn about the biggest challenges and how savvy IT executives are overcoming them.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
Top IT Trends for 2018
As we enter a new year of technology planning, find out about the hot technologies organizations are using to advance their businesses and where the experts say IT is heading.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll