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Oct 05, 2004, 02:30 (2 Talkback[s])
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"What do we in the free software community do when faced with allegations of code theft? On the other hand, what do you as a businessman or developer do if you suspect free software developers have stolen your proprietary code? These two questions are coming up more often nowadays, both as genuine issues and as weapons used by failing proprietary software firms. We asked several industry experts for their opinions on these issues.

"The SCO Group brought the issue to everyone's attention last year by suing IBM for $5 billion for alleged copyright infringement; others are now beginning to pick up the torch of litigium..."

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