Google hopes to end Android patent wars with a new community license


In an effort to reduce legal battles over patents surrounding the massive Android ecosystem – which includes Google’s contributions, as well as third-party hardware manufacturers – Google has announced PAX – short for “Android Networked Cross-License Agreement.” It’s a community license that “covers Android and Google Applications preinstalled on devices that meet Android’s compatibility requirements.” That means that member organizations will grant licenses to one another without charging them any royalties. Given that over 4,000 Android devices were launched last year, it seems like this is a necessary step in the right direction. The program is free for any company to…

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