GoogleIn a surprising move, today Google announced the Open Patent Non-Assertion (OPN) Pledge, in which they promised not to sue any user, distributor or developer of one of their open patents, “unless first attacked”.

With this occasion Google reminded us once again that they are supporting open systems and this should also be expanded over patents. They also hope this pledge should encourage companies to stop defensive patent acquires that are going through ever since patent attacks started.

That’s a good start, but it’s a long way until Google can convince a company to stop suing another one over patents. Android is a good start and I think Open Handset Alliance members should discuss about Google open patent pledge and try to find compromise.

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