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eWeek: Defending Open Source

Jan 27, 2005, 01:00 (2 Talkback[s])

"IBM, again playing its role as the 'friendly giant' of the open-source community, recently granted access to 500 software patents to any project that releases its code under an Open Source Initiative-approved license.

"While IBM's unshackled intellectual property isn't likely, on its own, to spur much new open-source development, it will help put significant open-source projects on more stable ground..."

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