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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[5]: How sincere
by agb242 on Tue 13th Mar 2012 19:12 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: How sincere"
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Well, you have a choice to not be a part of those companies or use their products. Pretty simple I think. Funny thing about the freedom to choose.

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