Open Source-rs buying up patent insurance
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Started by: tenoritenori
Date: 27 Dec 2010 18:50
Number of posts: 3
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Summary:
Open sauce groups are frantically buying up patents to prevent being sued by proprietary companies. KDE and The Document Foundation joined the Open Invention Network (OIN) as a licensee following the doomed Novell flogging of its patents. The fear is that Novell has put open source companies at risk by flogging IPs to a company backed by Microsoft, Oracle and Apple.
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