Patents in an open source world

Open source appears challenged by patents but that fear is often exaggerated. Lawrence Rosen, technology attorney and author of “Open Source Licensing: Software Freedom and Intellectual Property Law” (Prentice Hall, 2004), offers a calming view of the patent situation. He describes reasonable steps we can take to prevent patents from interfering with software freedom.

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  1. 2004-07-27 7:58 am