"What could make the Free Software Foundation (FSF), proprietary
software companies, and at least one venture capitalist into
allies? The End Software Patents (ESP) coalition, a new
organization poised to swing into action next month under the
leadership of Ben Klemens.
"The campaign currently has seed funding of a quarter million
dollars from sources those associated with the group won't
disclose, and hopes to augment that with donations from individuals
and companies for a struggle that, to judge by the usual amount of
time it takes to push major changes through the US Supreme Court,
could take five years or more to complete..."
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