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Wired: Open Season on Open Source?

Jan 27, 2000, 15:36 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Leander Kahney)

"Some of the leading advocates of Open Source software expect increasingly bitter battles with traditional software companies this year over patents and intellectual property rights...."

"[Software companies] are patenting things that have already been invented," Perens said. "Eighty five percent of patents in software have prior art...."

"A lot of people are rushing in trying to get rich quick," Allman added. "These people say 'I'm an open source advocate' but they're actually not. They just want to get rich quick ... and that could pervert the revolution."

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