eWeek: MySQL Founders: Kill All the Patents
Apr 21, 2005, 17:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lisa Vaas)
[ Thanks to Steven J.
Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]
"The patent wars are red-hot.
"The OSI (Open Source Initiative) board earlier this month
issued a statement condemning open-source license proliferation as
'a significant barrier to open-source deployment.' For its part,
Intel requested in late March that OSI withdraw one of Intel's
patents [sic] from future use. Meta Group analyst Charlie
Garry is predicting that through 2010, enterprises will flee from
the steep fees of database software licensing and into the embrace
of open source..."