May 8, 2001

Open Source leaders endorse PriorArt.org

Author: JT Smith

From PRNewswire: Now there's a new weapon in the fight against extortionist patent
claims -- one that could impact billions of dollars in online revenue and
alter the competitive fortunes of a number of e-commerce enterprises. In a
surprise move endorsed by the top leaders of the open source movement, two
organizations from seemingly-opposite sides of the Internet patent
debate -- the intellectual property firm IP.com, and the open source advocacy
group Foresight Institute -- have teamed up to launch PriorArt.org, a new
"defensive publishing" service designed to protect open source developers'
freedom to innovate while also reducing the number of bogus patent claims. Here's a link to the site itself.
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