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OSI And FSF In Unprecedented Collaboration To Protect Software Freedom

Jan 21, 2011, 06:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Phipps)

"Faced with a potentially large threat to free/libre and open source software from patent consortium CPTN, the two organisations have collaborated publicly for the first time.

"Before Christmas I reported that the Open Source Initiative (OSI) had written to the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) asking them to investigate the acquisition of Novell assets by the CPTN Group as a possibly anti-competitive move by CPTN's four members. I described that move as "unprecedented" because it was the first time OSI had chosen to intervene in a competitive situation on behalf of the open source community it represents."

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