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iTWire: Stallman Gets It Right on Patents

Sep 23, 2006, 08:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

"The way of the Free Software Foundation is to insist on purity. The way of open source is to seek compromises.

"Once again these two camps have come up against each other--and the issue this time is patents. Last year, the Open Source Development Lab, which refers to itself grandiosely as the 'centre of gravity of Linux,' set in motion a project called Open Source as Prior Art; the project's aim is to 'see fewer poor quality patents...'"

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