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IBM Claims Patents Promote Open-Source Love

Article Source The Register
September 10, 2009, 5:16 pm

Open source and software patents are generally regarded as two things that go together like peanut butter and a punch to the face*.

Open-source advocates talk of vague, badly written US patents lurking in the system, waiting only to pounce on unsuspecting devs and condemn them to 1,001 years litigation. Open sourcers actively fear patent trolls, and many go through great pains to avoid getting jumped by them...

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