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Five-Year Hole May Help Google in Android Trademark Lawsuit

Illinois-based developer and businessman Erich Specht has filed a lawsuit against Google, the Open Handset Alliance, T-Mobile, and 45 other companies for trademark infringement. Specht, who runs a software firm named Android Data, is seeking almost $100 million in damages from the defendants for creating, supporting, and selling devices with Google's Android OS.
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Apache Better than GPL for Open-Source Business?

Article Source The Open Road
April 29, 2009, 6:05 am

I have spent years advocating the GNU General Public License (GPL) as the optimal open-source license for commercial open source.

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Open Invention Network seeks prior art to burn FAT patents

The Open Invention Network (OIN), a consortium of companies that have banded together to defend the Linux platform from patent litigation, announced on Tuesday that it has launched an effort to find prior art for Microsoft's FAT patents.
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Microsoft's TomTom patents posted for patent review

Open Invention Network (OIN) announced that three of the eight patents cited in Microsoft's lawsuit against TomTom have been posted for prior art review by the Linux community. The evidence is being compiled to convince the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that the patents are invalid.
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GPL in the cloud: The market doesn't care

Article Source The Open Road
April 17, 2009, 12:55 pm

If the market's response to the Affero GPL is any indication, I was 100 percent wrong to suggest that open source would suffer without c...

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