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Fighting Bad Patents with Good Prior Art

Red Hat's legal team share some insights about discovering prior art: "In patent lingo, “prior art” refers to evidence of what was already known in the field. There’s no limit on the form the pr...
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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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Microsoft's TomTom patents posted for patent review

Article Source FOSSBazaar
April 29, 2009, 3:06 am reports that the "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.

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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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How many billions is open-source software worth?

Computerworld asks how much open source software as a whole is worth: "Open-source software is big business. For example, most of what Oracle is getting for it $7.4-billion purchase of Sun is open-...
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