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Linux Top 5: Patent Winners and Losers

Apr 27, 2011, 00:01 (2 Talkback[s])

"At the core of Linux is open source software that is enabled by open source licenses. Open Source licenses are what enables Linux to thrive, but other legal mechanisms, in particular the U.S. patent system, continue to lurk on the edges as a risk to the continued growth of Linux.

"This past week, the Linux Planet got both positive and negative news on the patent front, as the lawyers took center stage. Novell's patents were secured, Google lost a Linux patent case in Texas and OIN expanded Linux patent protection."

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