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The Inquirer: IBM Patents Method for Paying Open Source Volunteers

Jan 27, 2004, 14:45 (4 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"A patent IBM was granted last December is for an 'invention' that allows independent programmers who might work together to produce a unified software product.

"In fact, the patent, 6,658,642 goes further and gives examples such as open source software development such as Linux as the basis for its patent..."

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