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VNUnet: Patent Threat to Open Source is Limited

Sep 08, 2004, 21:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Williams)

"Open source software providers may have less to fear from legal action over patents than proprietary software developers, according to a patent law specialist.

"Daniel Ravicher, executive director at the Public Patent Foundation, argues that a number of factors would make it hard for a patent holder to seek an injunction or damages against open source software.

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