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LinuxCon: Open Source Patent Crisis Is Not Going Away

Aug 13, 2010, 13:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"BOSTON -- Eben Moglen, director-counsel and chairman at the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), has long stood at the forefront of the free software revolution. At LinuxCon this week, Moglen delivered a keynote address in which he lauded the movement's many successes, ending with the capacity crowd giving him a standing ovation.

""At the beginning of this conspiracy of ours, we wanted to make it happen that freedom would go inside of everything, and then we could turn it on," Moglen said. "We are making freedom useful to people."

"But Moglen, who helped to draft the GPL license used by many open source projects including the Linux kernel, also had plenty to say about challenges still facing free and open source software, and what more must be done to safeguard the effort's man"

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