October 10, 2008
File Format Brouhaha Pits FOSS Against Proprietary
How legally defensible are proprietary data formats? That's the question asked in this fascinating piece from Nature. The story reports on a lawsuit brought against George Mason University (GMU) by Thomson Reuters. Thomson is seeking $10 million in damages annually from GMU, according to the report, and open source software and file formats are at the heart of the conflict.
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