Eolas Technologies (no link here, the don’t deserve it :b) has started to talk with the Linux and Open Source Community about their browser patent according to this article in eWeek.

Eolas Technologies successfully sued Microsoft and was awarded more than $521 for patent infringements. At that time it was unclear what this would mean to other browsers like Mozilla, Mozilla Firebird, Opera and many others.

Little details were given about the topics being discussed and the people involved but Eolas Founder Michael Doyle told that “the solution will be supportive of the open-source community.”

Does this mean that Open Source products can use the technology for free or that Eolas will participate in the Open Source community in some way?