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InfoWorld: Of Patent Pools and Open Source

Nov 08, 2005, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

"I was talking today with Barry Klawans, CTO of JasperSoft, and he said something that I found extremely interesting. We were discussing ways to avoid being 'InnoDB'd' (i.e., have a competitor acquire an open source project/technology upon which your own project depends, potentially to your detriment), and went through a list of possibilities:

  1. "Acquire the copyrights for every project/technology upon which your technology depends;
  2. "Disregard the threat entirely..."

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