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CNET News: Open-Source Group Wants Educational Patent Reversed

Dec 01, 2006, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"A legal center is trying to overturn a patent it says threatens three open-source educational projects, a sign of the tension between patent holders and the collaborative programming community.

"The Software Freedom Law Center said Thursday that it has asked the U.S. Patent Office to re-examine a patent awarded to education software company Blackboard. It claims that the patent is bogus and could undermine three open-source education software projects it represents--Sakai, Moodle and ATutor..."

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