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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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RE[3]: How sincere
by moondevil on Mon 12th Mar 2012 09:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: How sincere"
moondevil
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2005-07-08

I agree with you.

My point is that many in the FLOSS community sometimes see companies as good or evil, when actually the companies only care about the shareholders.

While I subscribed for years to Linux Journal, I've always been a UNIX/Windows developer and I am typing this text on a Microsoft's Natural Keyboard.

All companies have good and bad sides, the problem is when we get carried away with FLOSS up to the point some take it almost as a religion, which I used to do before.

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