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ITPro: The Open Source Patent War

Jan 14, 2007, 20:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Hillesley)

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"Due to the fact that Linux is free software and belongs to no-one, it is often assumed that Linux is 'surrounded by legal uncertainties.'

"However, Linux is no more or less prone to legal uncertainties, by which we usually mean potential patent infringements, than any other software application or platform. The problem is not the software nor the license, but the legal framework within which the software industry operates..."

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