LWN: Patent hassles for OpenMoko
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 20 Nov 2008 21:21
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On November 12, the OpenMoko project announced that all of its system images had been removed from the download server. When users asked about what was going on, the answer that came back was: "The short story is that we are in a protracted battle with some patent trolls. Google for Sisvel. In order to get ourselves in a stronger position, we want to make sure no copies/instances/whatever of patent-infested technologies like MP2 and MP3 exist on our servers. Our phones never shipped with end-user MP3 playback features, but we want to use this opportunity to make sure it's not even in some remote place somewhere." The OpenMoko project did not need to run into this particular hassle.
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