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."