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ZDNet UK: OSDL to Work on Open-Source Code Repository

Oct 27, 2004, 16:45 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ingrid Marson)

"Open Source Development Labs, which promotes the adoption of the Linux operating system, has revealed plans for a repository of open-source code which could be used by the patent industry to reduce the likelihood of unoriginal software being patented.

"Stuart Cohen, the chief executive officer of OSDL, told ZDNet UK on Tuesday that the organisation is currently working on an open-source database which could be used by companies or patent employees to check for prior art--whether a patent application contains original work, or has already been worked on in the open-source community..."

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