March 21, 2001

Project wants to help Open Source projects get patents

Author: JT Smith

Slashdot readers dicuss a story from Salon.com about Foresight Institute, a
nonprofit nanotechnology think tank, and IP.com, a Rochester, N.Y.,
start-u, teaming up to "give
open-source programmers and projects the chance to work
within the patent system even as they strive to overturn it.

Specifically, the joint venture will give open-source and
free-software developers the chance to 'defensively publish.' "

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