Google bought @1023 patents from IBM. The patent wars don't seem to be ending anytime soon. So Google is trying to shore up it's defenses. None of the articles we could find could tell us exactly what was in the patent grab. Neither was anyone sure what was paid for them. What we do know is that Patents seem to be going for about $400,000/patent on average. So it goes without saying that they spent a lot.
The folks over at derstandard.at posted an interview with Chris D, Open Source Manager, and got him talking about All things Open Source and Google. It's a really cool interview and Chris's comments are easy to follow and still informative. He does a great job explaining how and what Google is using Open Source for and reminds us all that Google has opened up over 1300 packages to the world in the last 5 years. Go check it out and let us know what you think.
Running Time: 49:30
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