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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[4]: How sincere
by spiderman on Mon 12th Mar 2012 12:06 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: How sincere"
spiderman
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2008-10-23

I love how the gods of finance, aka stock holders, declared FOSS a religion when we should only be concerned about their profits.
I am sarcastic because capitalism is as much a religion as FOSS, only more harmful.
In my job, I couldn't care less about stock profits. I pretend to care for PR and marketing, but I am only concerned in the betterment of the world and FOSS. So do most of my colleagues.
If that is a religion, then it's a better religion than those who only care about profits and pretend to care about the world.

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