Linked by snydeq on Sat 10th Mar 2012 20:29 UTC
Linux The open source community should feel a little safer from software patent attacks, writes InfoWorld's Simon Phipps. "The Open Invention Network, a consortium of Linux contributors formed as a self-defense against software patents, has extended the definition of Linux so that a whopping 700 new software packages are covered, including many developer favorites. Just one hitch: The new definition also includes carve-outs that put all Linux developers on notice that Phillips and Sony reserve the right to sue over virtualization, search, user interfaces, and more."
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How sincere
by Alfman on Sun 11th Mar 2012 09:12 UTC
Alfman
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2011-01-28

We don't mind participating in a patent cross licensing agreement with other Linux developers... so long as exceptions get carved out for any technologies that we may hold patents for.

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