Computer Associates has opened up 14 patents for free use among the open-source development community.
CA has also announced a technology cross-licensing deal with IBM, which will make it easier for users to integrate the two firms’ products and access free intellectual property.
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Those CA patents that are now open source include application development, data analytics and systems management.
IBM made 500 of its patents open source at the beginning of the year, and Nokia also handed over a number of its patents soon thereafter.
CA has already made its little-used Ingres database system open-source.